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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 should be reported to the safeguarding teams.. Abuse 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 at your home unexpectedly or call you on the telephone might not always be who they say they are.

Coronavirus and safeguarding vulnerable people

Poster with information on safeguarding for Newcastle during the coronavirus period.

 

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.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It’s described as any incident or pattern of incidents that are: controlling, coercive, threatening, violent.

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.