Adult abuse is when a person is treated in a bad way or in a way that makes them feel frightened or unhappy, or harms, hurts or exploits them.
Anyone can be vulnerable to abuse at some time in their lives. Men and women, rich and poor, from any ethnic background can be at risk.
Abuse is not always deliberate. It sometimes happens when people are trying to do their best but feel stressed. Or they don’t know what to do because of a lack of knowledge, training or understanding.
Anyone can abuse someone. This could be someone that a person knows or a stranger. It can be one person or a group of people.
Abuse can happen anywhere, such as:
No matter where you are, you shouldn’t suffer abuse. If you or someone you know is being abused, there are people you can talk to about it. Contact us on details below.
You may be concerned that a person is:
If you or someone you know is being abused, we can help. Please contact us. We will work with you and listen to you.
Telephone: 0845 111 2922
Textphone: 0845 111 2910
Abuse is often a crime. If you think a crime has been committed contact Walsall Police.
If there is an emergency always dial 999.
To report crime or anti-social behaviour, to contact your local police station or to get police assistance in a non-emergency dial 101.
For all other police enquiries dial 0345 113 5000
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