Adult Safeguarding: Islington


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

Prevent is part of safeguarding and is the government’s strategy for counterterrorism (CONTEST). The aim of Prevent is to divert people who may be susceptible to radicalisation. The Islington borough Prevent lead is David Pennington.

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

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

GPs or other health professionals can refer by completing the referral form found in ISL EMIS under

ISL global documents > Community Nursing Service  > Professional Referral Form to Social Care and Rehabilitation Team

Please inform the local authority via this form of any actions you have taken to mitigate risk. 

If you are worried about an adult at risk or their wellbeing, contact the Access Service in Adult Social Services t: 020 7527 2299


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

Individuals that are worried about an adult should can find support for violence, domestic abuse, neglect, financial abuse, modern slavery, honour-based violence and female genital mutilation on the Islington council website. They can also contact the Access Service for advice.

Provided By


General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Navigating Self-Care

Urgent & Emergency Care for Adults

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Thursday, 10 August 2023