Adult Safeguarding

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23 April 2020: In an update for GPs, the NCL safeguarding team has highlighted the need to be extra vigilant at a time when vulnerable adults and children may be isolated and not visible to professionals. Please continue to refer any safeguarding concerns to your local Children and Adult Social Care/Domestic Violence and Abuse agencies, and consult your local Clinical Commissioning Group team for advice as required.

The Royal College of General Practitioners has issued advice on Covid-19 and safeguarding.

 


Safeguarding vulnerable adults is about the care and welfare of those aged 18+ who may be in need of extra support services due to a physical, visual, hearing or learning disability. 

If you suspect the abuse may be a crime, please contact the police. 

Prevent is part of safeguarding and is the government’s strategy for counterterrorism (CONTEST). The aim of Prevent is to divert people who may be susceptible to radicalisation.


Safeguarding adults
For advice on Adult Safeguarding and Prevent, contact:

Named GP Dr Dee Hora
e: d.hora@nhs.net 

CCG Adult Safeguarding Lead David Pennington
t: 0203 688 2953
e: Davidpennington@nhs.net

Police Non-Emergency Number
t: 101


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

An adult at risk is a person

  • aged 18+
  • in need of care and support (whether or not those needs are being met)
  • who is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect

and who because of those needs is unable to protect themselves against abuse, neglect or the risk of it.


How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

GPs or other health professionals can refer by completing the referral form found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Community Nursing Service  > Professional Referral Form to Social Care and Rehabilitation Team

Please inform the local authority via this form of any actions you have taken to mitigate risk. 

If you are worried about an adult at risk or their wellbeing, please contact the Access Service, in Adult Social Services

t: 020 7527 2299

Self-referral

Everyone has the right to live a life free from abuse/safeguarding concerns.  

Find support here if you or someone you know is affected by abuse/safeguarding concerns -  including violence, domestic abuse, neglect, financial abuse, modern slavery, honour based violence or female genital mutilation.

If you are worried about someone who may be at risk of abuse or harm please contact the Access and Advice Team.


t: 020 7527 2299

e: access.service@islington.gov.uk


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