Are you worried about someone?  

Please don’t stay silent, your urgent action could help protect someone from harm

If you are worried about an adult

Ring: 0208 303 7777
Email: [email protected] where trained professionals will assist you with your concern.  (Please ensure data protection laws are considered at all times when sending personal information.)

If you are worried about a child

Contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Ring: 020 3045 5440 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) or 0208 303 7777 out of hours

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting children and adult’s health, wellbeing and rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Those most in need of protection include:

  • Children and young people
  • Adults at risk, such as those receiving care in their own home, people with physical, sensory and mental impairments, and those with learning disabilities.

Safeguarding children and promoting their welfare includes:

  • Protecting them from maltreatment or things that are bad for their health or development.
  • Making sure they grow up in circumstances that allow safe and effective care.

Safeguarding adults includes:

  • Protecting their rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
  • People and organisations working together to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect, and to stop them from happening.
  • Making sure people’s wellbeing is promoted, taking their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account.

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