Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services are services to protect disabled adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Activities include receiving and evaluating reports when there are allegations of harm to a disabled adult from abuse, neglect or exploitation, and that person has no one willing, responsible or able to obtain or perform essential services for him/her. During evaluation of a report, the social worker will assess the individual’s circumstances and need for protective services. The worker will work with the individual and family or caregiver to identify, remedy and prevent problems which result in abuse, neglect or exploitation, mobilizing essential services on behalf of the individual.
In Stanly County reports can be made by visiting the office of Stanly County Department of Social Services or by calling us during regular office hours at (704) 982-6100. In the evenings or on weekends and holidays, a report can be made by calling the Stanly County Communications Center at (704) 986-3700.