Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while you are in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home.

You may be living alone or with others. The person causing the harm may be a stranger but, more often than not, you'll know and feel safe with them. They're usually in a position of trust and power, such as a health or care professional, relative or neighbour.

Find out more about what to do if you are concerned about yourself or others on the NHS website.

Safeguarding adults & children help and support

Domestic abuse

For information on how to spot the signs, get help and report domestic abuse, please click here.

Here are some other support organisations that can provide further help and support: