Adults at risk are people who need more help than others to stay safe. They are people who might need help to live and independent life.
They could be people:
• with disabilities
• with mental health problems
• who are ill for a long time
• who are old
Abuse is when someone's human and civil rights are violated by someone else.
There are many types of abuse; some examples are:
Lots of different people may abuse adults at risk; some examples are:
• friends and family
• social and health care professionals and
• residential care staff
• other people in a position of trust
There are many signs of abuse. Some examples include when the person:
• has health and social care needs
that are not being met
• looks dirty or is not dressed properly
• has an injury that is difficult to explain
• seems frightened around certain people
Even if you're not sure whether these signs mean abuse, if you are concerned about yourself or someone else you can talk to an experienced member of Blackpool Council's adult social care staff to share your anxieties.
You can report your concern, anonymously if you wish, please give as much information as possible so that we can follow it up.
Mon - Thurs 9am to 5pm
Fri 9am to 4.30pm
Telephone: 01253 477592
Emergency out of hours telephone:
You can write to
Adult Social Care
PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA
or complete the online referral form
We will look into your concern and where necessary work with the adult at risk and other agencies.
We will agree a plan with them in a way they want that helps keep them safe.
Further confidential and emotional support is available from various national and local community organisations.
You can also talk to your GP, Nurse, or Social Worker or other healthcare professional.