Adult safeguarding – helping adults at risk

Safeguarding adults at risk from abuse and neglect

Where can abuse happen?

Abuse or neglect can take place anywhere. It could take place at home, at work, in hospital, in a nursing or residential care home or anywhere else in the community.

Do not stay silent

Abuse is not your fault. No one has the right to abuse you. Please speak up if you or someone you know is at risk of, or experiencing abuse. If you're not sure what's happening to someone but you are concerned and would like some advice, please contact us.

What you can do?

If you or someone you know is being abused or neglected, you can contact the council at any time. Report your concern using the safeguarding concern form and then sending us an email. Helpful guidance on the essential information required can be found in this 7MB.

You can also Call the Access and Safeguarding Team during office hours on 020 8547 5005 and after 5pm please call 020 8770 5000. In an emergency always call 999.

If you are not sure what adult safeguarding is and whether it affects you or your family see - What is adult safeguarding?

We have further information for those suffering from domestic abuse - Domestic and sexual violence - get help.

If you are concerned about a child see - Safeguarding children.