Who to contact if you suspect abuse, exploitation or neglect

If you are in immediate danger, contact the police. If you suspect abuse, exploitation or neglect is happening to someone, report your concerns to the Adult Protection Gateway Service. The service is available in the local Health and Social Care Trust. You can also tell the police.



Contacting the Adult Protection Gateway Service

 You can telephone the service in each Trust area.

HSC Trust areas covered 9.00am - 5.00pm telephone number out-of-hours emergency telephone number
Western Adult Protection Gateway Service Londonderry/Derry, Limavady, Strabane, Omagh, Enniskillen 028 7161 1366 028 9504 9999
Southern Adult Protection Gateway Service Craigavon, Banbridge, Dromore, Lurgan, Portadown, Gilford, Armagh, Coalisland, Dungannon, Fivemiletown, Markethill, Moy, Tandragee, Ballygawley, Newry, Bessbrook, Annalong, Rathfriland, Warrenpoint, Crossmaglen, Kilkeel, Newtownhamilton 028 3756
4423 
028 9504 9999
Belfast Adult Protection Gateway Service Greater Belfast area 028 9504 1744 028 9504 9999
Northern Adult Protection Gateway Service Antrim, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, Larne, Ballymena, Cookstown, Magherafelt, Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Portrush, Coleraine 028 2563 5512 028 9504 9999
South Eastern Adult Protection Gateway Service Lisburn, Dunmurry, Moira, Hillsborough, Bangor, Newtownards, Ards Peninsula, Comber, Downpatrick, Newcastle, Ballynahinch 028 9250 1227 028 9504 9999

Police

To contact the police in a non-emergency situation telephone 101. If it's an emergency, telephone 999.

If you are in immediate danger, contact the police. If you suspect abuse, exploitation or neglect is happening to someone, report your concerns to the Adult Protection Gateway Service. The service is available in the local Health and Social Care Trust. You can also tell the police.

Guidance

Voluntary and community organisations working with adults at risk must follow guidelines and certain standards. To read about standards for adult safeguarding, go to:

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