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Adult abuse or neglect

All of us have a role to play in keeping adults safe in Islington. If you have any concerns that someone you know is a victim of abuse and neglect, we can help you to report it. We all need to know about keeping adults safe.

Who you should contact if you have concerns about a vulnerable adult

If the situation is urgent and you think someone may be at risk of immediate harm, you should take yourself out of danger and call the police by dialling '999'.

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

You can call the Access Service on 020 7527 2299 or email them at access.service@islington.gov.uk.

Safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect

Some adults may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse. Adults at risk include people who are vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness. Everybody can help adults with care and support needs to live free from harm, abuse or neglect.

Who we safeguard

We safeguard adults who are in need of care and support (whether or not those needs are being met) and who are less able to protect themselves because of those needs. This may be because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness.

All of us have a role to play in keeping adults safe in Islington. If you have any concerns that someone you know is a victim of abuse and neglect, we can help you to report it. We all need to know about keeping adults safe.

For more information about the different types of adult abuse and neglect, please consult the sections below.

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