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.
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
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.
Review date: Thursday, 10 August 2023