Social Services - Adult Services

Adult Protection Services

It is the responsibility of the county to ensure that vulnerable people are protected from harm, especially when those adults are incapable/unable to report abuse or neglect. Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 626, Section 626.557 defines adults who are in need of protection and vulnerable to various forms of abuse or neglect. An example of a specific service that might be obtained for the person is a guardian/conservator that is court appointed to act in the best interest of the vulnerable adult. When reports are made, they are investigated either by a state agency, law enforcement, or the local social services department depending on the nature of the complaint.

There are three basic types of maltreatment; 1) Abuse - physical, emotional and sexual, 2) Neglect - caregiver neglect or self neglect and 3) Financial exploitation.

To file a report:

Minnesota Department of Human Services


For questions:

Beltrami County Adult Services Intake - 218-333-8246