- Adult Protective Services (APS) provides protection for at-risk adults by investigating allegations of abuse, exploitation, caretaker neglect and self neglect.
- When appropriate, APS can assist the at-risk adult to arrange for services. An at-risk adult is anyone age 18 or older who is unable to meet their own basic needs or arrange services to meet their basic needs without assistance due to a physical or mental condition.
A community of safe and stable families and individuals where the basic needs of all are met with respect and dignity.
The purpose of Weld County Adult Protective Services is to support and protect at-risk adults from self-neglect or mistreatment by investigating allegations, advocating for clients and when needed, arranging for services to stop or prevent harm by using the least restrictive intervention and respecting self-determination.
The Screening Department is responsible for taking reports of alleged child abuse and neglect, as well as allegations of at-risk adult abuse and neglect.
All reports made to the Department are confidential including the name of the party who reports the alleged abuse or neglect. Colorado Law protects people from liability if they make a report in good faith.
IF YOU FEEL THAT SOMEONE IS IN
PLEASE CALL 911
TO FILE A REPORT OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT:
Weld County Adult Protection Hotline
970 – 346 – 7676
Online Training for Mandatory Reporters.
An online training for mandatory reporters, complete with a quiz, is now available at www.ColoradoAPS.com.