Report abuse

We have staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk to you about your worries.

During the day and in office hours

Concerned about an adult? Please call us on 03000 41 61 61 (text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61) or email social.services@kent.gov.uk.

Concerned about a child? Please call our specialist children’s team on 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11) or email social.services@kent.gov.uk.

Out of hours and in an emergency

If you need to call us outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.  

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services. 

Tell us as much as you can 

The more information you can give us about what’s happening and where it’s happening, the better. We encourage you to give your name, but we won’t tell anyone else you called unless you give us permission to do so. We take every report of abuse seriously and investigate all of them. You can also read how our professionals work to protect people from abuse

Abuse is a breach of someone’s rights, and may be a single act or happen repeatedly over a period of time. Abuse may be deliberate, but may also be caused by neglect or ignorance. It can happen anywhere, including your home, your child’s school, a residential or nursing home, at hospital, or in a public place. In many cases, abuse is a criminal offence.

Don't assume that someone else will take responsibility. You could help to save someone’s life. If you are worried, report it.

You can also read how to protect yourself and others from abuse (PDF, 153.1 KB) (this leaflet is also available in easy read format (PDF, 1.1 MB).)