What is adult abuse
Abuse can happen anywhere including:
- at home
- in care homes
- in public.
It could be a single act, or can take place over a long period of time.
Some adults are more at risk of abuse than others as they are not able to protect themselves from abuse. This could be because they:
- are elderly
- are disabled
- rely on others to meet their care needs.
Abuse could be:
- neglect and self-neglect
- financial or material
- domestic abuse
- human trafficking
- female genital mutilation
- modern day slavery.
Find out about domestic abuse help and services in Kent and Medway.
Reporting an adult safeguarding concern
Domestic abuse during coronavirus (COVID-19)
You can still get help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more about domestic abuse.
Help to stay safe
You can access information on staying safe from Kent Police, including advice about: