Adult Safeguarding Categories of Abuse and Neglect

NCL Wide

Including hitting, slapping, pushing, misuse of medication or procedures, restraint or inappropriate physical sanctions.

Including rape and sexual assault or sexual acts to which the adult has not consented or was pressured into consenting.

Including emotional abuse, threats of harm or abandonment, deprivation of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, isolation or unreasonable and unjustified withdrawal of services or supportive networks.

Any incident or pattern of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse including so-called honour based violence and forced marriage.

Including theft, fraud, exploitation, coercion in relation to an adult’s financial affairs or arrangements, including in connection with wills, property, inheritance or financial transactions, or the misuse or misappropriation of property, possessions or benefits.

Slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude. Perpetrators use whatever means they have to force, coerce and deceive people in to a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment.

Including ignoring medical or physical care needs, failure to provide access to appropriate health, care and support or educational services, the withholding of the necessities of life, such as medication, adequate nutrition and heating.

This covers a wide range of behaviour including neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings and includes behaviour such as hoarding. It should be noted that self-neglect does not always require a safeguarding enquiry and a case-by-case approach may involve a variety of approaches.

Including discrimination on grounds of race, gender and gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and other forms of harassment, slurs or similar treatment.

Including neglect and poor care practice within an institution or specific care setting like a hospital or care home, for example. This may range from isolated incidents to continuing ill-treatment.

Abuse or neglect may be deliberate, or the result of negligence or ignorance. Unintentional abuse or neglect arises, for example, because pressures have built up and/or because of difficult or challenging behaviour which is not being properly addressed.

Danusan Sathiyaseelan

NCL Wide

NCL Safeguarding Coordinator

Dr Raju Raithatha

Barnet

Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Heather Wilson

Barnet

Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults

Dr Dee Hora

Camden

Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Sarah Philip

Camden

Designated Professional Safeguarding Adults

Dr Cristina López-Peig

Enfield

Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Eva Rix

Enfield

Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults

Dr Lionel Sherman

Haringey

Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Victor Nene

Haringey

Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults

Dr Dee Hora

Islington

Named GP for Safeguarding Adults

Karen Brown

Islington

Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults

Adult Safeguarding

Helen Bamber Foundation

NCL Wide Care and support for those who have experienced human cruelty such as torture, human trafficking and other forms of ill treatment

Adult Safeguarding: Camden

Camden Extra support services for adult patients with physical, visual, hearing or learning disabilities

Camden Safety Net: Domestic Violence

Camden Support, risk assessment and referrals for male and female survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Solace Women's Aid

NCL Wide Provides advice and support for all aspects of domestic violence to Camden women affected by domestic violence