Safeguarding adults (adult protection)
How do I report abuse?
Who do I contact?
If you are worried that you are being abused or are at risk of harm, or that someone you know is, tell someone.
If the abuse you suspect is putting your own or someone’s immediate safety at risk, please call 999 straight away.
Sometimes people don’t report abuse in case they are wrong about their suspicions, or because they don’t want to get the person in trouble. Sometimes people are ashamed or afraid of what might happen if they tell, or are worried they won’t be believed. Sometimes people prefer to ignore the problem in the hope that it will go away.
Safeguarding adults it everybody’s business. If you do not let someone know that you suspect someone is being abused, then it might never get reported and the suffering could continue.
Remember: doing nothing is not an option.
What will happen if I report abuse?
We take all reports of suspected abuse seriously and will listen to your concerns.
The first thing we will do is to contact the person being abused. We will work with them to investigate the allegations and to make any decisions.
Camden adult social care will work with the person being abused and put in place a protection plan. We will provide help and advice on how the person being abused can keep themselves safe and prevent abuse from happening again.
Where abuse is definitely a criminal activity, the police may take legal action against the abuser.
Page last updated May 8, 2013 1:35 PM