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Staying Safe

Newcastle is a great city to live in but you may want to think about protecting yourself, your family and your home. Read more here about how to protect yourself from crime and what to do if the worst happens.

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Adult abuse

Abuse can take many different forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can range from dropping litter to serious harassment. It can have a major negative effect on your health and your quality of life.

Autism

Autism is a  life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Bogus callers

People who call unexpectedly at your home are not always who they say they are and while you might think you are being rude by refusing someone entry into your home, remember it is your property and your decision whether to invite them in.

Deaf and hard of hearing

There are approximately nine million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing. More than half of people over the age of 60 years old have a hearing loss, which is usually related to the ageing process.

Drugs and alcohol

Concerned about drug use in your local area? Worried about your own or someone you love’s use of drugs or alcohol? Support and advice is available.

Electrical safety

Things to look out for to keep your home and belongings safe

Fraud and scams

Sensible precautions you can take to make yourself less likely to be the victim of crimes such as fraud or scams.  How to report fraud.

Hate crime

A hate crime or incident are acts of violence, aggression, prejudice or hostility directed at someone because of their, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, transgender identity, sexual orientation, disability

Keeping safe from an attack

Attacks from terrorists are on the rise. Important information about how to keep safe and report suspicious activity.