Safeguarding adults

Tower Hamlets wide

'An adult aged 18 years or over ‘who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or maybe unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation' (Department of Health, 2000).

Abuse is the misuse of power and control that one person has over another. It may take the forms of:

physical abuse
sexual abuse
psychological or emotional abuse
financial or material abuse
neglect or acts of omission
discriminatory or institutional abuse.

To report abuse

Ring the First Response Team on 020 7364 5005. You can also email or complete an alert form and send it to
To report abuse to police please contact the Tower Hamlets Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 020 3276 3501 or email

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