Don't suffer in silence is message from Herts County Council
PUBLISHED: 13:59 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:59 31 October 2016
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Hertfordshire County Council is encouraging those at risk of adult abuse and other members of the public to report their concerns and not suffer in silence.
Adult abuse can include physical, emotional or financial abuse.
Cllr Colette Wyatt-Lowe, cabinet member for health and community services, said: “It is everyone’s duty to voice their concerns about the signs and types of abuse that adults at risk are vulnerable to.
“Any abuse is wrong. Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse and if you don’t stop it who will?
“Adults at risk can be silent victims of abuse. People should not suffer in silence as help is available. So even if you’re not sure that it is abuse, there are people who you can talk to about your concerns so that your loved one can be protected and made safe.
“If you are worried that someone is showing signs of abuse please tell someone. Even if the person is not being abused, neglected or mistreated it is better to talk about your concerns.”
To report concerns about abuse or neglect of an adult contact 0300 123 4042, which is operated 24 hours a day, and all information is treated confidentially.
You can also visit website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/stopabuse.