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Everybody can help adults to live free from harm and abuse. You play an important part in preventing and identifying neglect and abuse.
If you have urgent concerns that you or someone you know, is being abused or neglected, contact the safeguarding adults team at Waltham Forest Direct:
By calling 020 8496 3000 at any time
By emailing WFDLiaison@walthamforest.gov.uk
Your contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.
We can help if you or the person are unable to protect themselves and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse.
You or the person you're worried for doesn’t need to be in contact with social workers or health workers to receive this service.
If you think a crime is being or has been committed, or someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
The Care Act 2014 sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of local services and shows some of the forms abuse or neglect can take. This is not a complete list and all cases must be considered individually.