New - Tricky Friends Video
'Tricky Friends' is a short animation to help people understand what good friendships are and when they may be harmful, and what they can do if they are worried.
The video aims to raise awareness of mate crime and exploitation and encourages people to talk to someone they can trust.
It is only 3 minutes long and can be used by anyone - carers, family members, professionals or with groups. It might help raise awareness, start conversations to keep people safe.
Worried about an adult
If you believe or suspect an adult at risk is being abused, it is vital you alert the authorities.
- Call 999 in an emergency or where you believe a serious criminal act has taken place
- Make a safeguarding referral through the online portal
- You can speak to the Adult Social Care Contact Centre on 0161 631 4777 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm)
- If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours call 0161 794 8888 (4.30pm to 8.00am weekdays and 24 hours over weekends and bank holidays)
You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are worried about someone who may need some help / care and support, but you are not concerned about abuse or neglect, there is more information here about exploring different options and you can use the portal to request support.
How to get training
There's a range of training opportunities available to people, see our training page for details of courses and how to book a course.