A Guide to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Disabled Adults
In each county in North Carolina, the County Department of Social Services is mandated to provide Adult Protective Services. This service is designed to protect the disabled adult who is abused, neglected, exploited, and in need of protection as defined by North Carolina State Law. An essential component of the service is the preservation of the client's right to self-determination recognizing the need for the least restrictive plan.
It's the Law
Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services shall report such information.
HOW TO MAKE A REPORT
24 HOURS A DAY
Lincoln County Social Services, Adult Services 704-732-1969 / 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday 704-735-8202 / After 5 pm, weekends and holiday
In Person: (Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm)
Lincoln County Department of Social Services/ Adult Services 1136 East Main Street Lincolnton, NC 28092
Lincoln County Department of Social Services / Adult Services PO Box 130 Lincolnton, NC 28093
WHAT IS NEEDED TO REPORT
Adult's name and address
Age or birth date
Explain the situation and why you feel the person is abused, neglected, exploited and in need of protection.
Names of others who may help provide information regarding the situation
Reporter's name is confidential
For more information view the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services website; www.ncdhhs.gov