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Reporting abuse

If you know someone is being abused, or think they may be, call:

  • Residents in the Dorset Council area call 01305 221016 
  • Christchurch and Bournemouth residents call Care Direct on 01202 454979
  • Poole residents call Adult Social Care help desk on 01202 633902

If it's outside of normal office hours, please call the out of hours service on 01305 858250.

If you think someone may be at immediate risk of harm contact the police by calling 999.

You can also tell a health or social care worker such as a social worker, nurse, doctor or occupational therapist.

What happens when you report abuse

If you report abuse to us we:

  • take your concerns seriously
  • deal with the matter sensitively
  • make sure the person is safe
  • investigate the situation fully

We ask you to provide a name and contact details in case we need to get in touch to ensure we have all the information we need to keep the person safe.

Rogue doorstep traders

We have information about rogue traders including how to get a sticker for your door to deter doorstep sellers.

Keeping safe online

Get Safe Online has information and advice about how to stay safe online, avoid online scams and how to protect your computer.

Age UK has information for older people about internet safety.

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