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Safeguarding Adults

Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person and an essential requirement for health and wellbeing. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is committed to ensuring that all its patients and clients are safeguarded against abuse and neglect, and SCFT works in collaboration with other agencies to ensure adults are appropriately safeguarded. All staff are responsible for preventing abuse and neglect by raising any concerns they have. Abuse and neglect may be prevented if concerns are identified and raised as early as possible, therefore it is important that everyone knows what to look for and who they can go to for advice and support.

What to do if you suspect adult abuse or neglect:

  • In an emergency situation you should phone 999
  • If you think a crime has taken place but it's not an emergency, phone Sussex Police on 101
  • How to report a crime
  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • East Sussex
    • Hove
    • West Sussex
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    If you think someone is suffering from abuse or neglect, or you have witnessed abuse or neglect, you should raise an adult safeguarding concern with the relevant Local Authority.

    Brighton & Hove Council
    Brighton & Hove - Report abuse or neglect

    • Raise online via report a concern about an adult button in the above link
    • Phone: 01273 295 555

    East Sussex Council
    East Sussex - Report abuse or neglect

    • Raise online via the apply online now button in the above link
    • Phone: 0345 6080191

    West Sussex Council
    West Sussex - Report abuse or neglect

    • Raise online via the tell us about your concerns button in the above link
    • Phone: 01243 642121
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    Safeguarding Adults Team:


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