If You Suspect Abuse

If you have reason to suspect abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an older or disabled adult— you must contact your County Department of Social Services. The reporter’s name can be confidential. The reporter is protected from civil and criminal liability for good faith reports.

What Information is Needed About the Disabled Adult?

  • Name and address
  • Age or birth date
  • Caregiver/caretaker’s name (if any)
  • Explain the situation and why you feel the person needs protection
  • Mental or physical condition of the adult
  • Names of others who may help provide information regarding the situation (if available)

Contact the County Department of Social Services (DSS) Adult Protective Services Unit (APS)

  • Anson County: 704-694-9351 / 704-694-4188 (after hours number)
  • Cabarrus County: 704-920-1400 / 704-920-3000 (after hours number)
  • Gaston County: 704-862-7500
  • Iredell County: 704-873-5631 / 704-878-3180
  • Lincoln County: 704-732-0738 / 704-736-8876
  • Mecklenburg County: 704-336-2273
  • Rowan County: 704-216-8330 / 704-216-8331