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Partnership - Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil & Bridgend


Safeguarding is about preventing the abuse or neglect of adults at risk and protecting those who have been subjected to abuse or neglect.



Everybody has the right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance is. Keeping people safe is everyone's business.

Who is an adult at risk?

An adult at risk is someone who needs support with their physical or emotional wellbeing, who as a result may be considered vulnerable. They may need assistance with every day living tasks. Some examples of this could be requiring assistance with eating, dressing, managing money or going out of the house.

Abuse - Would I see it?

Abuse can take many forms such as:

  • Physical - Hitting, kicking or using undue restraint.
  • Psychological - Threats of harm or humiliation, controlling relationships and isolation.
  • Sexual - Unwanted sexual activity, including touching.
  • Financial - Theft, fraud or applying pressure around property or wills.
  • Neglect - Failure to meet the everyday needs of the adult at risk.

What should I do?

If you suspect a person is in immediate risk of harm call 999 and speak to the police.

If you are or have been subjected to abuse, or know someone who has, please contact one of the following numbers:

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Rhondda Cynon Taf - 01443 425 003
Merthyr Tydfil - 01685 725 000
Bridgend - 01656 642477

Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 01443 743 665


Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

How to Report Abuse

We're committed to preventing abuse and responding promptly when abuse is suspected. All calls concerning worries about a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm are treated seriously.

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty

Our ability to make decisions is called mental capacity. Some people lack capacity and are unable to make some decisions for themselves, for example, people with dementia, learning disabilities or mental health problems.

Further help and advice

Access further help and advice from a range of external websites.