This week we are supporting Stop Adult Abuse Week, working in partnership with safeguarding teams in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Glos, Somerset and North Somerset.
The theme for the week is prevention. We can all play a part in helping to spot and prevent abuse, from looking out for vulnerable members of our communities to supporting our friends, families and people we work with if we suspect they are being abused.
There are many different forms of abuse, including physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and financial. Here are some of the signs to look out for:
Abuse can happen to anyone, male and female, at any age and can be carried out by anyone. It can be difficult to find the right way to support people we are worried about and so this week we’ll be focusing on number of different ways you can help, from an introduction to our Nominated Neighbour scheme which helps support vulnerable members of our community to tips on how to avoid fraud.
Follow @ASPolice #stopadultabuseweekfor updates and insights from us and our partners on how you can help #saynotoabuse