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Who is an adult at risk?

A vulnerable adult at risk is anyone aged 18 and over who:
  • Has needs for care and support
  • is experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect
  • is unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation.
Find out more about Safeguarding Adults by clicking on the hyperlink to the London Borough of Newham website

Children & Young People

What is Safeguarding?

Child protection is when people are worried that a child may be being hurt by someone.  A social worker's job, with the help of other workers like the police, health visitors and teachers, is to stop children from being hurt.  Safeguarding is the word that is used when professionals are trying to stop children and young people from being hurt.  

If you want to find out more about keeping children and young people safe, visit the London Borough of Newham's Website pages on Safeguarding Children or  

If you are concerned that a vulnerable adult or a child or young person is being hurt or is at risk of abuse or neglect ask to speak to our safeguarding lead.  They may be able to assist and/or will be able to refer you to a service who can talk to you about your concerns and intervene if necessary.