Keeping adults safe

"I’d like to know how I can stay safe."

About keeping adults safe

Everyone has the right to feel safe. We’ve put together some practical advice to help you protect yourself and your family whether you are at home or out and about.

Safety advice and guidance

  • Abuse and neglect


    Abuse and neglect can happen anywhere, in your own home, a public place, at a day centre or college, or while you’re in hospital or a care home. It doesn’t matter where it happens, you have a right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

    Learn more about abuse and neglect and how to spot it

  • Hate and mate crime


    Being mean to someone either verbally or physically because of who they are is a hate crime.

    Sometimes people pretend to be your friend but are mean to you or ask you to do things that are uncomfortable, this is known as mate crime.

    If you or anyone you know is experiencing hate or mate crime, you should report it.

    Find out more about hate and mate crime

  • Safety in the home


    Your home is your castle so it’s important that you are safe while you are in it. We have lots of tips for you to make your home as safe and secure as possible.

    Get tips on how to stay safe in the home

  • Keeping safe online


    Going online has become and every day part of life and is generally quite safe. You just need to make sure you put a few measures in place to protect yourself while you are browsing or carrying out online tasks.

    Learn how to be safe while you are online

  • Protecting yourself from scams


    Some people create scams to attempt to steal your personal information or break into your bank account. These scams often involve contacting you by phone or sending you an email or text and working on your emotions to get you to hand over your details. We’ve put together some handy tips on what to look out for to protect yourself from these scams.

    Find out more about protecting yourself from scams

  • Staying safe while you are out


    We’ve put together some advice and support to help you stay safe while you are out having fun and exploring everything our great county has to offer.

    Access tips on how to stay safe while you are out and about