Safeguarding adults from abuse

Safeguarding adults from abuse

Safeguarding adults from abuse is a priority for the council. If you are being abused, or if you are concerned that someone else is being abused, please call 020 8871 7707 or email accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk to report it.

Call 999 if someone is in danger and urgent help is needed.

Safeguarding is the name for how the council and its partners help protect people from abuse and harm. Some adults might be vulnerable to abuse because of a disability, such as a physical disability or a learning disability, a mental illness, or because they are older. There are different types of abuse, not only physical abuse. Abuse could also be financial, psychological, sexual, domestic, modern slavery, or neglect. Here you will find services that support people who have been abused, and details for who to contact if you suspect abuse. Find out more about safeguarding adults in Wandsworth or read the 'stop adult abuse' factsheet.

Wandsworth has a Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board which oversees and steers the course of safeguarding arrangements in Wandsworth. To find out more you can view or download the partnership board's annual report.

 

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7 Records in Safeguarding adults from abuse.

  • Action on Elder Abuse

    Action on Elder Abuse PO Box 60001 Streatham, SW16 9BY

    Telephone: 0808 808 8141 (helpline), 020 8835 9280 (office)

    Description: Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a registered charity and company that focuses exclusively on the issue of elder abuse.

  • Adult social care from Wandsworth Council

    Customer Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 8871 7707

    Description: We help adults with care and support needs and those who care for them.

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    Wandsworth Supervisory Body, The DOLS Office, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 8871 8701

    Description: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) provide protection for people who lack the mental capacity to make a decision for themselves about their care or treatment in hospitals or residential and nursing homes.

  • Out of hours - Social Services

    Telephone: 020 8871 6000

    Description: An emergency social work service is available outside of normal office hours and it can be contacted through the main council telephone number, 020 8871 6000, between 5pm and 9am and at all times over weekends and bank holidays.

  • Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime

    Telephone: 0808 802 1155 (helpline)

    Description: This is a 24 hour helpline for reporting hate crime against people with learning disabilities and to help support anyone affected by it.

  • The Silver Line

    Postal address: The Silver Line Helpline, 19-23 Featherstone Street,, EC1Y 8SL

    Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

    Description: The Silver Line Helpline is a new charity that opened nationally on 25 November 2013 to support older people.

  • Women and Girls Network (WGN)

    PO Box 56663, London, W13 8RP

    Telephone: 0808 801 0660 (Advice Line), 0808 801 0770 (sexual violence helpline)

    Description: Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a pan-London women-only, feminist organisation that supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence.