What should I do if I think that I am being or have suffered abuse?

If you think that you, or someone you care about, is being abused you should always tell someone.

Will I be believed if I tell someone? This is a very important question because many people fear that they won’t be believed if they tell someone about the abuse. Often, people who abuse adults tell them that no one will believe them. This is not true. The police and social workers understand how important it is that they take seriously allegations of harm or abuse.