Abuse is the act of violation of a person’s human right and civil rights by another person. Abuse is not only the act of causing physical harm to someone but can also be emotional, sexual, financial, neglect, discriminatory or institutional abuse.
Safeguarding is minimising and managing risk to vulnerable adults, people who may be unable to protect himself or herself from harm or exploitation.
Elmore works with people who may be considered vulnerable at some point in their lives. We have a responsibility to take any allegations of abuse seriously, and we will respond to any concerns that we have or that are raised with us.
- Work with you to uphold your rights to make informed safeguarding choices, and support you to minimise risk.
- Take any necessary steps to protect you if you are at risk of abuse or significant harm, and take any necessary steps to protect others who may be at risk of abuse from you. We cannot guarantee confidentiality, but if we need to tell anyone we will try to let you know before, this may not always be possible.
If you are worried about yourself or someone else, or you think you are at risk or harming another person, you can speak to your Elmore worker or call the office for help. We will help you to understand your options and what to do next.