Report adult abuse

How to report abuse

If you have been told about or notice abuse or neglect:

  • Ensure the immediate safety and welfare of the adult and any other person at risk
  • If urgent attention is needed for health or safety dial 999
  • If a crime needs to be reported call the police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
  • Preserve any evidence
  • Accurately record the incident, any action or decisions. Make sure you sign it and add the date and time

If you or someone you know have been abused, contact

The Police

  • For emergencies 999
  • For non–emergencies and advice 101, or you can call

Or you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

The Police and Crimestoppers are both open all day and all night.

Bradford Council

If you think an adult is at risk of abuse or you are worried that someone might be abused raise your concern at:

If you are unable to complete the online form call the Adult Protection Unit on 01274 431077.

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4pm

Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team

Telephone: 01274 431010 (outside office hours)

Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 7.30am
Friday to Monday: 4.30pm to 7.30am

Advocacy Services in Bradford District

Advocacy services listen to people and help them to:

  • say what they want 
  • make sure their rights are met
  • get them the services they need

There are many Advocacy Services that can help, some are listed below.

If you are not sure which one to contact, don’t worry they will all help you to find the right service for you. Most organisations are happy to ring you back; if you need this service please let them know.

Bradford and Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group (BAMHAG)

Can help someone with mental ill health, including dementia or any other degenerative illness.

Telephone: 01274 770118


Choice Advocacy

Can help someone with learning disabilities.

Telephone: 01274 391691


Bradford and Airedale Citizens Advice Bureau

Can offer advocacy on any community issues.

Telephone: 03442 451 282


Other organisations

There are many other organisations that can help and offer support.

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Council Switchboard : 01274 432111

Council Address : Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX

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