Flowchart: what to do if you're worried that an adult is being abused

What to do if you’re worried
an adult is being abused
Member of staff has concerns
about the welfare of an adult
Discuss concerns with the
person’s GP
Practice Safeguarding Lead
CCG Safeguarding Adults Team,
Email: CWSCCG.safeguarding@nhs.net
If still concerned
Refer to Adults’
CarePoint on
01243 642121
IF in immediate risk of
danger call 999
and/or call Sussex Police
(24 hours)
Follow up referral in writing
within 24 hours
(preferably using the secure online form,
available from www.westsussex.gov.uk –
search “adult safeguarding alert form”)
Share information with
multi-agency team*
For GPs and
Practice Staff
*Including, where relevant, Social Worker, Care
Team, Home Manager, CCG Safeguarding Team and
other practice staff
Revised: July 2014