Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership
Even if you even suspect abuse, that's enough to report it.
The 'Signs are there' campaign focuses on highlighting the types of abuse that research has shown are not well known:
Adult abuse can happen to anyone who is over 18. Adult abuse may not always be intentionally, but always causes harm in some way.
If you live in Staffordshire, ring 0845 604 2719, text 07814 191 111 or use the minicom on 01785 276207
If you live in Stoke on Trent, ring 0800 561 0015
In an emergency, ring the Police on 999
The Partnership brings together lead officers from all agencies concerned with the wellbeing and protection of vulnerable adults.
By having contact between agencies it promotes the development of strategies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults. Once reported the concern will be investigated in line with the
Inter-Agency Adult Protection Procedures September 2010(828 kb). Investigations will normally be co-ordinated by Social Care Services but may be led by the Police, or by the Care Quality Commission services registered under the Care Standards Act 2000).
Other useful documents are attached below.
Adult Protection Referral Form (AP1) use this template if you want to complete the AP1 electronically (170 kb)
Adult Protection Referral Form (AP1) use this form if you want to complete the form by hand. This version cannot be completed electronically (286 kb)