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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


Adult abuse is when a person is treated in a bad way or in a way that makes them feel frightened or unhappy, is harmed, hurt or exploited
If you are or have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, or are worried about a friend or relative who is experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, you can find local help and support
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.
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.
Access further help and advice from a range of external websites. 



What Is Abuse

Abuse can happen anywhere and can be the result of a single act or may continue over months or years.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. But it does - and when it does, there is help.

How to Report Abuse

View who to contact if you have been or still are the victim of abuse, or you know someone who you think is being abused.

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty

The Mental Capacity Act is a law about making decisions and what to do when people cannot make some decisions for themselves.

Further help and advice

View further help and advice channels for domestic abuse support.