Adult Safeguarding: Camden


Visit the NCL Adult Safeguarding topic page for regional/national information and resources, and for details of the Camden safeguarding professionals.

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.

See also Mental Capacity.

Eligibility criteria


An adult at risk 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

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Referral methods: Email

The Adult Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the first point of contact for new safeguarding concerns and enquiries.

Please complete the referral form and send via the Adult MASH team e:

If you suspect the abuse may be a crime, contact the Camden Police Community Safety Unit

If an adult is in immediate danger, call 999.


Everyone has the right to live a life that is free from abuse, harm and neglect.

Individuals that are worried about an adult should call 020 7974 4000 and select option one, email, or phone 999 (urgent) / 101 (non-urgent) if an adult is in immediate danger.

Deaf or hard of hearing people who use British Sign Language (BSL) can contact Camden Council using SignVideo Web Access, an online sign language interpreting service. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will require a webcam. 


General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Navigating Self-Care

Urgent & Emergency Care for Adults

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Saturday, 24 June 2023