Phone the Adult Safeguarding Team on 023 9268 0810 or email PortsmouthAdultMASH@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
If you think a crime has been committed, contact the police straight away.
Call 101 if you are not in immediate danger, or in an emergency call 999.
If you have difficulty using the telephone, consider registering with the police direct access line.
If you are injured, call 111 for health advice, or in an emergency call 999.
If someone discloses that they have been abused, listen patiently, and reassure them they are doing the right thing by telling you. Don't ask questions, but write down what you've seen or heard, and what happened next as soon as you can. Try to:
- Avoid making comments or judgements
- Remember you may have to share the information, do not promise to keep secrets.
- Resist confronting the abuser, as you may increase the risk to the person or yourself