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Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a responsibility, along with other NHS organisations and every healthcare professional to ensure that people in vulnerable circumstances are not only safe but also receive the highest possible standard of care.

Adult Safeguarding is aimed at adults with care and support needs who, as a result of their care and support needs, are unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect. In these cases, local services must work together to safeguard adults in a way that supports them in making choices and having control about how they want to live.

Abuse can happen anywhere including in someone’s home or a care home, a day centre or a hospital, at work or at college. Those responsible for abuse can be relatives, friends, neighbours, paid care workers, volunteers, professional staff and strangers. Some adults may be afraid to, or may be unable to tell anyone they are being abused.

Anyone can report concerns when they suspect someone they know is being abused. If you believe a crime has been committed call the police on 999; if you need an urgent response please contact the Access Service on 01905 768053 to speak to someone.

Otherwise go to Worcestershire County Council online form on the Your Life, Your Choice website: http://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk and press 'report abuse or neglect' to access the form.