Information for Families and Carers (Adults at Risk)

If you are a family member or carer for an adult who is or may be needing care and support services, you should find useful information here.

Abuse can happen anywhere. It can happen in a residential or nursing home, in a hospital, at home, work or in the street. Anyone can be vulnerable to abuse at some time in their life. It may be someone close or well-known to the abused individual who is responsible – a relative, friend, paid carer or other resident.

You don’t have to be an older person to be at risk – you may be someone who has physical or learning difficulties or you may be ill with physical or mental health needs.

Follow these links to find out more about Adult Abuse and what Adult Abuse might look like?


If you are suspicious or have any concerns for the welfare of an adult, you can help by contacting the right people to share your concerns.

Please click on this link to the Single Point of Referral (SPOR) for adult social services.

Download our information leaflet for adults, families and friends (2021) (PDF, 1MB)