ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES


Reporting Abuse

Utah law (62A-3-305) mandates any person who has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited must immediately notify Adult Protective Services or the nearest law enforcement office.

How to Report


Please call 911 if there is an emergency

Causing harm or injury, attempting to cause harm or inappropriately using physical restraint,
medication or isolation that could cause harm to a vulnerable adult is illegal and must be reported.


By Telephone
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

1-800-371-7897

Report Online 24/7

It’s fast and easy.
Click this link to use the online abuse reporting form.

Physical and Sexual Abuse

Emotional and Verbal Abuse

Do you know a vulnerable adult who is being intimidated, threatened, isolated, coerced or harassed?

Caretaker Neglect

Caretakers assume the responsibility to provide a vulnerable adult with care, food, shelter, clothing, supervision, etc. Failing to do so is considered neglect.

    Know the signs

    Multiple bruises in various stages of healing

    Unexplained fractures, abrasions and lacerations

    Multiple injuries

    Withdrawn, passive

    Low self-esteem or loss of self-determination

    Know the signs

    Low self-esteem or loss of self-determination

    Withdrawn, passive, fearful

    Know the signs

    Malnourished or dehydration

    Deserted or abandoned

    Inappropriate or soiled clothes

    Over or under medicated

    Lack of glasses, dentures or other aides if usually worn

    Unattended

    Self Neglect

    Self-Neglect occurs when a vulnerable adult is no longer able to care for their own well-being or provide basic necessities, due to mental or physical impairment.

    Exploitation

    Obtaining or using (unjustly or improperly) a vulnerable adult’s funds, credit, assets or other property, by deception or intimidation, is against the law.

    Know the signs

    Over or under medicated

    Social isolation

    Malnourished or dehydration

    Unkempt appearance

    Lack of glasses, dentures or other aides if usually worn

    Failure to keep medical appointments

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    Disappearance of possessions

    Forced to sell house or change one's will

    Overcharged for home repairs

    Inadequate living environment

    Unable to afford social activities

    Forced to sign over control of finances

    No or little money for food, clothes or other necessities