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Are you worried about an adult?
Report concerns about a vulnerable adult or their carer
You can fill in the form below, or call us in confidence on (0191) 643 2777 (office hours) or (0191) 200 6800 (evenings and weekends).
If you think a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, call 999.
Have you spoken to the person to obtain their consent prior to making this report? You should be aware that there are only certain circumstances where we can act without the person’s prior consent for us to become involved, such as safeguarding concerns or where the person lacks capacity to make decisions on their own behalf.
The Gateway Service
The Gateway Service provides access to all services for vulnerable adults in North Tyneside.
If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a vulnerable adult in North Tyneside, the Gateway Service is the first point of contact for everyone.
Telephone: (0191) 643 2777 (office hours) or (0191) 200 6800 (evenings and weekends)
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