If you are being abused, know of someone who is being abused or think someone may be at risk, it is important that you inform the right people.
We want to reassure you that the people who you talk to will take your concerns seriously, are able to provide support, guidance and take action to ensure the safety of everyone.
Please speak to a member of staff who will help you get the help you need. All our staff are trained in safeguarding; we will support you!
Is defined as protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights, enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It’s fundamental to high-quality health and social care.
Adult at risk
Is a person aged 18 or over in need of care and support, or someone already receiving care and support and as a result is unable to protect himself / herself from harm, abuse or neglect.
Child or young person
This is any person, male or female, under the age of 18 in need of care and support, or someone already receiving care and support and as a result is unable to protect himself / herself from harm, abuse or neglect.
These are just some examples of how people can be abused or neglected through actions directed towards them that cause harm, endanger them or violate their rights.
Abuse can occur anywhere, such as at home, in a care setting, hospital, college, school, in public places. It could be from:
Don’t delay; if you suspect or know that someone is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect, report it immediately!
Emergency or in doubt Police 999 or 101
Richmond Childrens Social Care 0208 547 5008
Richmond Adults Safeguarding Team 0208 891 7971
Modern Slavery Helpline 0800 0121 700
Adult victim referral Salvation Army 0300 303 8151 (social care still to be informed)
Child trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC) NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Metropolitan police Modern Slavery and Kidnap Unit firstname.lastname@example.org
0207 587 3546