23 April 2020: In an update for GPs, the NCL safeguarding team has highlighted the need to be extra vigilant at a time when vulnerable adults and children may be isolated and not visible to professionals. Please continue to refer any safeguarding concerns to your local Children and Adult Social Care/Domestic Violence and Abuse agencies, and consult your local Clinical Commissioning Group team for advice as required.
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Safeguarding adults means protecting the health and wellbeing of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. An 'adult at risk' is someone who may be in need of help because they have care and support needs.
For advice on Adult Safeguarding, contact:
Named GP for Safeguarding Adults: Haringey - Dr Lionel Sherman
Safeguarding Designated Nurse - Janette Shaw
Adult at risk – this is a person aged 18+ who:
- has care and support needs, and
- is experiencing or is at risk of abuse or neglect, and
- is unable to protect themselves against the abuse or neglect
How to refer
The following clinicians can refer to this service:
Directly by telephone
t: 020 8489 1400
Out of hours: 020 8489 0000 If you or an adult is immediate danger, you should always phone 999.