Abuse & Neglect

Everyone has the right to live their life free from violence, fear and abuse, but not everyone can protect themselves.

Types of Abuse

View the ‘No to Abuse’ Video above and Leaflet in the Documents link for more information about the different types of abuse:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Self-neglect
  • Discrimination


If you’re an adult experiencing abuse or neglect, or if you’re concerned about an adult possibly experiencing abuse or neglect,


Icon phone sml  Tel 0300 1234 131
Icon online form sml  Send an email
Icon online form sml  Cornwall Council – Safeguarding Adults Website


Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility

  • If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, or
  • if you’re concerned about a child possibly experiencing abuse or neglect,

Contact the Multi Agency referral Unit (MARU)


Icon phone sml  Tel 0300 123 1116

Icon phone sml Tel out of hours service: 01208 251300