Safeguarding Adults

If you witness abuse or neglect do not ignore it, contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) as soon as possible. Abuse can happen anywhere – in a residential or nursing home, a hospital, in the workplace, a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing, in the street or the person’s own home. In an emergency call 999. To report a crime call 101.

If you are a member of the public and have concerns about an adult at risk, you can call MASH on 0300 5008080 or email to discuss your concerns. You can report abuse anonymously.

MASH opening hours are: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

In an emergency outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 456 4546.