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Reporting abuse

Reporting abuse

The East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board Safeguarding Adults Concern Form!

Please note that until further notice the web based ERSAB Safeguarding Adults online concern form is being revised following the recent changes to the Multi Agency Procedures  for the Safeguarding of Adults with Care and Support Needs and therefore should not be used until further notice.

Please use the paper concern form which can be found in the ERSAB Safeguarding Adults  concern form box on several  pages of the website and specifically on the Policy and Guidance page 

Once the web based ERSAB Safeguarding Adults online concern form has been finalised,  the  website will be updated appropriately

How should I respond if I become aware of abuse and neglect?

  • Anyone can witness or become aware of information suggesting that abuse is occuring.  It is important that everyone understands what to do, and where to get help and advice.  It is vital that everyone remains vigilant on behalf of those unable to protect themselves.  This will include:

  • Knowing about different types of abuse and neglect and their signs.

  • supporting adults to keep them safe

  • knowing who to tell about suspected abuse or neglect; and

  • supporting adults to think and weigh up the risks and benefits of different options whn exercising choice and control.


Who do I report safeguarding concerns to ?

If you think a vulnerable adult is in danger, at risk, is being mistreated or you have concerns about them, you should contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Council safeguarding adults team as soon as possible.

The safeguarding adults team can be contacted directly:

Tel: (01482) 396940

9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday

9am - 4.30pm Friday

Email: safeguardingadultsteam@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

For out of hours enquires, contact the emergency duty team
Tel: (01377) 241273.

ERSAB Safeguarding Adults Team Information Poster (pdf 774kb opens in a new window)

Who else may need to be informed?

If a vulnerable adult is suffering abuse and requires urgent attention because they are in immediate danger call the Police on 999 (emergency) or 101 (non emergency).

Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 03000 6161161

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Customer Service Centre on (01482) 393939


An electronic online referral can be made via the

'Adult at Risk' Concern Form

Have you considered the Mental Capacity Act? (40kb opens in a new window)


Operational  Guidance: Making Decisions about Safeguarding Concerns (pdf 650kb opens in a new window)

If you have a concern regarding a child please visit the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board at www.erscb.org.uk(external website opens in a new window)



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