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Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while you are in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home. You may…

Abuse and protection

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Get information on identifying abuse, how to report it and where to go for help.

Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

The Care Act 2014

This Advice and Guidance is a guide to the Care Act 2014 and how it affects you.

Child protection

If you feel that a child or young person is at risk of significant harm please report your concerns.  Concerns or allegations against a professional or volunteer working with children should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Child sexual exploitation is a form of…

Child sexual exploitation

What is child sexual exploitation? Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual violence in which children are sexually exploited in return for money, goods (like cigarettes, alcohol, mobiles or trainers etc.), power or status. Those exploiting young people have power over them because…

Concerned about someone who works with children?

If you think someone who works with children may pose a risk to them, please tell us immediately. You can call us on 020 8496 3646 to talk through your concerns, or email us at lado@walthamforest.gov.uk Organisations should follow this up by completing our referral…

Deprivation of liberty safeguards

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) exist to provide suitable protection to all people who have a mental disorder or disability of the mind, including dementia or a profound learning disability, and lack capacity to consent to their care and treatment.DOLS is concerned with ensuring that…

Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is: Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can…

Domestic Homicide Reviews

What happens when someone is killed as a result of domestic violence? When this happens, the law says that professionals involved in the case must review what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed and reduce the risk of it happening…
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