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Staying safe if someone is hurting you

Adult protection and safeguarding

If there is an immediate risk of serious harm then call the Police - Dial 999.

Otherwise please report abuse to us below:

Report the abuse of a vulnerable adult

Adult Social Services Safeguarding Adults Team 
Telephone: 01708 433 550
Email: safeguarding_adults_team@havering.gov.uk

Adults at risk are people who are 18 and over who are vulnerable. This can include:

  • the elderly
  • frail people
  • those with learning or physical disabilities
  • people with health issues
  • people with mental health needs 

Importantly there can be people who have social care needs but may not be known to us.

The next steps

  • the safeguarding adults team will receive the referral
  • they will see if it meets the threshold for safeguarding adults
  • if it does they will investigate further
  • you may hear nothing, don't be alarmed it does not mean that nothing is being done

Safeguarding Adults Board

The Safeguarding Adults Board's objective is to protect vulnerable adults at risk from abuse in Havering.

Report a concern

Adult Social Services Safeguarding Adults Team 
Telephone: 01708 433 550
Fax: 01708 432 497
Email: safeguarding_adults_team@havering.gov.uk

If there is immediate risk of serious harm then call the Police - Dial 999.

Learn about the Mental Capacity Act.

The next steps

  • the safeguarding adults team will receive the referral
  • they will see if it meets the threshold for Safeguarding adults
  • if it does they will investigate further
  • you may hear nothing. Don't be alarmed, it does not mean that nothing is being done

The board's responsibilities

The board has a responsibility to:

  • protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and significant harm
  • bring about positive outcomes for the vulnerable adults who live in Havering
  • bring about positive outcomes for the vulnerable adults outside the borough as a result of placement by Havering Council, Havering CCG or the East London NHS Foundation Trust

The board meets bi-monthly and their work includes:

  • reducing risk and preventing harm occurring to adults in vulnerable situations and reacting effectively should it happen
  • ensuring National policy and guidance are being adhered to locally (see documents of national policy)
  • determining local multi-agency policy and procedures (see documents for local policy)
  • co-ordinating activity between agencies
  • ensuring good communication with the public and raising awareness of how to recognise and refer concerns about vulnerable adults being harmed
  • monitoring and reviewing progress in safeguarding practices
  • developing ways of working, which will improve ability to support Havering residents across the community to live a life free from abuse
  • learning from lessons where people have not been adequately protected

Learn about the board's membership

Training

The board also provides an extensive training programme on issues like

  • basic safeguarding awareness
  • domestic violence
  • self-neglect and hoarding
  • doorstep crime prevention
  • modern day slavery

For more details and information on how to to book please view our training brochure below:

Training brochure

Safeguarding Adults policies and procedures

Havering Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures

National Legislation and Policies

Safeguarding Adult Review

Advice and Information

Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Reports

 

Useful contacts

Adult Social Care Team
Phone: 01708 961111

Email: adultsocialcare@havering.gov.uk

Out of Hours Emergency Social Work Duty Team
Phone: 020 8594 8356

Local Police Reporting Line
Phone: 0300 123 1212

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline
Phone: 0808 808 8141
Web: www.elderabuse.org.uk

Stop Hate Crime Helpline
Phone: 0800 138 1625

National Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Web: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Reporting abuse can be intimidating, but it is the first step towards keeping yourself, or the person you are worried about, safe.