Anyone can report a concern about an Adult

  • If the adult is in immediate danger you should ring 999
  • If you are not sure what to do you can contact the Safeguarding Team to discuss your concern 
  • You can use the online - adult safeguarding alert  (PLEASE NOTE: Professionals must complete this form)

In Milton Keynes we have introduced a Decision Making Tool which local organisations must use as part of their safeguarding policies and procedures, the public are also welcome to read and use it.

Decision Making Tool

The Decision Making Tool aims to make it clearer and easier to understand what a safeguarding concern is and when to RESOLVE, CONSULT or REPORT a concern. The types of abuse it covers are:

  • Domestic Abuse -  Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
  • Discriminatory or Hate Crime - Unequal or abusive treatment based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.
  • Financial or Material Abuse - The unauthorised and improper use of funds, property or any resources. This includes the use of theft, coercion or fraud to obtain or try to obtain an adult's money, possessions or property.
  • Modern Slavery - This is holding an adult in a position of slavery, forced servitude, compulsory labour, or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them soon after.
  • Neglect and Acts of Omission: General and Falls - Ongoing failure to meet a person’s basic physical or psychological needs. A fall does not automatically indicate neglect and each individual case should be examined in order to determine whether there is a safeguarding concern.
  • Neglect and Acts of Omission: Pressure Ulcers - Pressure ulcers are primarily a clinical issue and should be referred to an appropriate health professional in the first instance. However, where there are obvious signs of neglect, this should be referred to adult safeguarding.
  • Neglect and Acts of Omission: Medication Errors - Where an adult is given someone else’s medication, given too much or too little of their own medication, given a medication that has been stopped, or given it at the wrong time.
  • Organisational Abuse -This is neglect or poor professional practice as a result of the structure, policies, processes and practices within an organisation, resulting in ongoing neglect or poor care.
  • Self-Neglect - A person living in a way that puts their health, safety, or well-being at risk.
  • Physical Abuse - The act of causing physical harm to someone else.
  • Psychological Abuse - This is the ongoing psychological/emotional maltreatment of an adult.
  • Sexual Abuse - When an adult is forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities. This doesn't have to be physical contact and it can happen online
Adult Services - Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ

Adult Services - Adult Social Care Out of Hours and Bank Holidays

Adult Social Care Out of Hours and Bank Holidays contact information

  • 01908 725005

5:00pm -9:00am Monday-Friday Weekends & Bank holidays 24 hrs,