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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.

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.

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

First Contact Newcastle Referral Scheme

offers free support from local organisations who could help you to stay safe, healthy and independent in your own home for longer. Complete the online form here for help.

Fraud and scams

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

Hate crime

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by the offender’s hatred of someone because of their; age, race, gender, religion, sexuality or disability.

Keeping safe from an attack

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

Loan Sharks

are unlicensed money lenders who often charge very high interest rates and sometimes use threats and violence to frighten people who can’t pay back their loan