Last updated: 11 October 2023

Next review: 11 October 2024

Safeguarding is aimed at anybody aged 18 or over who has care and support needs and who is unable to protect themselves from either the risk or the experience of abuse or neglect. 

Local services must work together to safeguard adults in a way that supports them to make choices and have control about how they want to live.

If you think a crime is being or has been committed, or someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

If you have urgent concerns that you or someone you know, is being abused or neglected, you can contact the safeguarding adults team at Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000.

Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Otherwise, please complete our online referral form to raise a safeguarding concern.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service computer to log your request or report. Staff are available to support you if you need it.