The Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board are writing a strategy that will explain how we plan to prevent abuse happening in the first instance. We know that people in Shropshire are harmed because of abuse and we want to stop that happening.

Our data tells us that:

  • Women are twice as likely to be affected abuse as men
  • The older you are, the more likely you are to experience abuse or neglect
  • Neglect (first), emotional and financial (joint second) abuse are the most common forms of abuse people are supported to deal with
  • The overwhelming majority of people know their abuser

We want everyone to:

  • Help make Shropshire a safe place to live
  • Create communities where neighbours, family and friends look out for each other
  • With the person affected, stop abuse if you know it is happening
  • Report abuse quickly if you can’t stop it