Report abuse or neglect
Report a concern about an adult
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.
Call Adult Social Care
Telephone: 0345 603 7630
Textphone: 0345 758 5592
Monday to Thursday, 8:45am to 5pm
Friday, 8:45am to 4:30pm
You may want to report a concern if you:
- are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a member of the public, family member or friend
- suspect neglect or abuse
- would like to report an incident
Even if you are not sure whether we need to be aware, call Adult Social Care. We are best placed to decide whether it warrants further investigation.
If you have concern about a child, let us know.
Why you may be concerned
Neglect and abuse can take different forms, ranging from exploitation and disrespectful treatment to physical harm.
It can be at a low level, taking place over a long time, or it can take place over a short time and be more extreme.
Visit NHS for more about spotting signs of abuse or neglect.
Find out more about Essex County Council Safeguarding
Professionals should use the Adult Alert form (SETSAF) to report a concern.