What you need to know to safeguard yourself against abuse or mistreatment if you are receiving a Direct Payment, Personal Budget or employing your own care and support
All adults should be able to live free from fear or harm and have their rights and choices respected. If you need care and support you have to trust and depend upon those you rely on for help. You could be vulnerable to abuse or mistreatment and need protection. There may be some different risks or dangers if you use Personal Budgets, Direct Payments or employ your own care and support staff rather than using a Domiciliary Agency or living in a Residential or Nursing Care Home.
It is therefore very important that you take certain steps to try and make sure that there isn’t any threat to you from other people who may wish to harm or mistreat you.
Solihull Council’s Adult Safeguarding Team has produced a handy leaflet which gives advice about how people can protect themselves from abuse.
Download the leaflet (PDF, 752KB).
Keeping Safe Whilst Using Services
Choosing a care home - click here for advice to consider when choosing a care or nursing home.
Choosing a home care agency - click here for advice to consider when choosing a care agency to support you in your home.
Supporting others - In-Control has compiled a booked to provide advice and guidence to those who support others, to help them to work safely. To download the booklet click here.
To report abuse of a vulnerable adult…Call the Safeguarding Team on 0121 703 0820 or report it online.