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New films highlight abuse

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17 August 2017

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Two films urging people to report any kind of adult abuse they may witness to Enfield Council, have just been released.

  • Two new films released asking people to report the abuse of vulnerable people
  • Abuse can take many forms, learn how to recognise and report it
  • Residents urged to go online or call to let us know if someone is suffering

Two films urging people to report any kind of adult abuse they may witness to Enfield Council, have just been released.

Called ‘Warning signs’ the first film highlights the many different kinds of abuse that exists, and asks the person themselves, residents, carers and friends to report it if they believe a vulnerable person may be in danger.

The second film is aimed at professionals, and reminds them of the Making Safeguarding Personal principles – Empowerment, Prevention, Protection, Partnership, Proportionality and Accountability – and how we might use these principles in keeping people safe.

The most commonly reported abuse is neglect, while many may experience multiple forms of abuse at the same time. Abuse can take many other forms, including financial, physical, psychological, sexual, discriminatory, domestic and organisational.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care, Cllr Alev Cazimoglu, said: "Most adults who need care and support are well cared for, however some may be at risk of abuse, with 1,114 concerns about abuse being received in Enfield last year.

"Although abuse can occur anywhere, many of the reports are about harm and neglect in the person's own home and by a person in a position of trust. We expect that the people we rely on for support and care are people we can depend on. This is why reporting abuse, harm and neglect can often be so difficult.

"Enfield Council supports fairness for all, so I want anyone who feels they are suffering neglect or abuse, or everyone who witnesses ill treatment to come forward right away and report it so we can stop it. Abuse of vulnerable people is a crime, and we want to make sure it is stopped in its tracks.”

If you know someone who is being abused, or if you are that person, then please come forward and call the Enfield Adults Abuse Line on 020 8379 5212.

Abuse can also be reported online: Report Abuse

See the films:

Warning signs (for general viewing) - Film 1

For professionals: Film 2