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Report abuse of vulnerable persons<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​How to identify a vulnerable person​​​​​</h2></span> <p>A vulnerable person in need of care and protection includes an individual who:</p><ul><li>has their income, assets or old age grant taken against their wishes, or suffers any other economic abuse;</li><li>has been removed from their property against their wishes, or unlawfully evicted from any property they occupy;</li><li>has been neglected or abandoned without any means of support;</li><li>lives or works on the streets and begs for a living;</li><li>abuses or is addicted to a substance without any support or treatment for substance abuse or addiction;</li><li>lives in a situation where they may be seduced, abducted or sexually exploited;</li><li>lives in a situation which may harm them physically or mentally; or</li><li></li><li></li><li>has been physically, mentally or socially neglected.</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​How to report abuse</h2></span> <p>You can report the abuse to a social worker who will then work with a police official to investigate the situation. You can also report the abuse directly to the SAPS.</p><p>You can call the <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/social-development" target="_blank">Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD)<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> on <em><a>021 426 5255</a></em>. The report will result in an investigation being conducted.<br></p>GP0|#1507116b-8727-4c55-94f0-ee33079f96fa;L0|#01507116b-8727-4c55-94f0-ee33079f96fa|Report abuse;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#d33d4bac-828f-4051-af8d-b976c98827efIf you suspect a vulnerable person has been abused, you can help by reporting the abuse.0

 

 

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