How to report abuse
You should tell someone you trust.
In an emergency phone 999.
If you think there has been a crime contact the police straightaway.
Call West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 or 101. From outside the West Midlands phone 0345 113 5000.
If it is not an emergency and you want to report adult abuse please call the “Adults & Communities Access Point” (ACAP) on 0121 303 1234 and press option 1 on your keypad
You may also email your concerns but we would encourage you to call us first wherever possible to ensure that we are aware of your concerns.
Please send any e-mail messages for ACAP to the ACAP@birmingham.gov.uk inbox.
If you need to send secure and sensitive information to ACAP and if you have an` approved government secure email address there is a secure GCSX inbox: secure.PSSACAP.Inbox@birmingham.gcsx.gov.uk
If you are a member of staff (paid or unpaid) from any organisation / agency please confirm your telephone call by sending a completed copy of the Multi-agency alert form by email or by fax: 0121 303 6245
Out of Hours Access
In an emergency outside office hours, on weekends and during Bank Holidays phone the Emergency Duty Team on 0121 675 4806 or the police and tell them you are worried about possible adult abuse. They will then put you in touch with the right person to talk to.
The Emergency Duty Team is available at the following times:
5.15pm to 8.45am (Monday to Thursday) or 4.15pm to 8.45am (Friday to Monday)
Someone who is in a ‘Position of Trust’
If your enquiry is about someone who is in a ‘POSITION OF TRUST’ please phone 0121 303 1157.
You can find out more about people in a ‘position of trust’ in Birmingham’s Local Practice Guidance, Guidance Note 5.
Other teams and contacts
Please be aware that you can also contact directly the hospital social work teams, the mental health social work teams and Birmingham Institute for the Deaf (BID) where they are the appropriate team for the person you are concerned about. Please see contact details below.
Central Birmingham – Phone: 0121 303 5188
South Birmingham – Phone: 0121 301 2830
North Birmingham – Phone: 0121 464 5123
Hospital social-work teams
Good Hope Hospital
Phone: 0121 424 7880
Heartlands and Solihull Hospital
Phone: 0121 424 1622
Moseley Hall Hospital
Phone: 0121 442 3509
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Phone: 0121 685 4194
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital
Phone: 0121 507 4623 or 0121 507 4622 or 0121 507 4626
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
(part of University Hospitals Birmingham) – Phone: 0121 371 4593
West Heath Hospital
Phone: 0121 627 8237
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE
If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or young person, contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding HUB (MASH)
Contact Telephone: 0121 303 1888
Contact Email: MASH@birmingham.gov.uk.
Outside normal office hours please contact Emergency Duty Team
Contact Telephone: 0121 675 4806
There is additional information about child protection on the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board Website.