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Non-Emergency Enquiries: 101

How to Report Abuse

How to respond if you think someone with care and support needs is being abused or neglected. Remember, suspicion is enough.

If it is an emergency and someone is seriously hurt, or the abuser is still with the adult and they are in immediate danger ring the police on 999.

If the adult lives in Stoke:

Telephone: 0800 561 0015 at any time

Minicom:  01782 236037        

If the adult lives in Staffordshire:

Telephone: 0345 604 2719 Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

0345 604 2886 at any other time.

The teams that support this area of policing are:

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - a single gateway for receiving safeguarding referrals in relation to child protection, adult safeguarding and domestic abuse.

Public Protection Coordinators - provides links to key partners and policing teams to help prevent and solve problems in relation to missing persons and hate crime.

Safeguarding Officers - deals with and makes applications to court for Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders (DVPN/Os) and represent Staffordshire Police at Child Protection Conferences.

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) - receives referrals and develops multi-agency action plans to safeguard high-risk victims of domestic abuse and their families.

Child Protection Conferencing - researches police systems to produce comprehensive reports to support proceedings to protect children.

Family and Civil Proceedings Unit - researches police systems to produce comprehensive reports to support proceedings to protect children.

Notifiable Occupation Scheme - notify professional/regulatory bodies of convictions and other relevant information when an individual is working in professions usually associated with children or adults at risk.

Policy, Review and Development Team - provides the force response to statutory reviews - Domestic Homicide Reviews, Serious Case Reviews (children), Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Child Death Overview Panels - in addition to multi-agency and single agency reviews. Identify and implement learning to improve service delivery.

Disclosure and Barring Service - helps employers make safer recruitment decisions to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children and decide whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on a barred list.