Help for adults being abused or neglected
Tackling abuse of adults
Abuse can happen anywhere - in your own home, in a care home, in a hospital, at work, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing or in the street. It can be deliberate, or the result of ignorance or a lack of proper training.
Whatever the type of abuse, and wherever it happens, it is not acceptable, particularly when the victim is someone who is not able to properly protect themselves.
If you think you are being abused, or another adult adult with care and support needs that you know is being harmed in any way, by another person please do not ignore it.
In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.
If you don't think you need immediate help from the police or are worried about calling them, you can contact the Community Response and Reablement Team on:
- 020 8753 4198 - Option 3
- 020 8748 8588 (out of hours)
Or email the adult multi agency safeguarding hub at firstname.lastname@example.org
To tell us about any concerns you have, known as ‘raising a safeguarding alert’, please complete the safeguarding adults concern form (doc 64KB) and return it to us.
Independent support and advice
NHS - abuse and neglect of adults The NHS website has information and advice about types of abuse and what to do about it.
For older people
We Are Hourglass Response helpline 0808 808 8141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). The Hourglass website has information and advice about types of abuse and what to do about it.
For people with a learning disability
Respond Respond supports people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced trauma and abuse.
Easy Health have various easy-read leaflets and videos which will help people with learning disabilities to understand what abuse is, and to know what to do if they think they are being subjected to abuse.
For people with complex disabilities
Sense - safeguarding and keeping safe Free and impartial information for people living with complex disabilities, including deafblindness.
H&F Safeguarding Board Annual reports