Tell us if you are worried about abuse suffered by yourself or someone else, or you’re worried that someone is at risk of abuse.
Abuse is something done to another person that harms, hurts, exploits them or makes them feel frightened or unhappy in some way. This can be:
Abuse can happen to anyone.
Anyone can abuse someone. This could be someone that a person knows or a stranger. It can be one person or a group of people.
Abuse can happen anywhere:
No matter where you are, you shouldn't suffer abuse. If you or someone you know is being abused, there are people you can talk to about it.
If you are at immediate risk of harm contact the emergency services by ringing 999, or if it is not an emergency, call 101.
If you are worried about yourself or someone else, please do not ignore it and get help. Report concerns to Redbridge Adult Social Services on:
If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can use the national telephone relay service, just dial 18001 before the number or 18000 in an emergency.
If you feel unable to give information about yourself, you can report abuse anonymously. All calls will be treated with respect and in confidence.
Safeguarding adult referrals can be made by completing the Redbridge safeguarding adults referral form
Help is available if you are experiencing domestic abuse. There are local and national organisations that can provide you with advice and support.
Phone 999 if you are in immediate danger or ask someone else to phone.