Types of Adult Abuse

Abuse is when someone does or says something to make someone else feel upset, scared or frightened. This is never acceptable and abuse is never the recipients fault. It can take place anywhere and comes in many forms. Types of abuse include: Disability hate crime – abuse that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s […]

Tackling extremism and radicalisation

The current threat from terrorism extremism in the United Kingdom can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, young people and vulnerable adults to involve them in terrorism or activity in support of terrorism. Enfield Safeguarding Children Board recognises the specific need to safeguard children, young people and families from violent extremism. There have been […]

Honour based violence

Honour Based Violence is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or the community. This can include: murder, assaults, disfigurement, enforced suicide, kidnap, false imprisonment, or any other crime motivated by honour. It is a collection of practices which are used to […]

Forced marriage

Forced marriage and honour based crimes are umbrella terms to encompass various offences already covered by existing legislation.  Both are a violation of human rights and may be a form of domestic and/or sexual violence. A forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both spouses do not (or, in the case of some […]

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Helpline This helpline has been setup and is operated by the NSPCC. It is supported by the Metropolitan Police as part of its crime prevention work and has provided training to the NSPCC. It is also in association with a number of voluntary and professional groups, including FGM charities. FGM is […]

Drug and alcohol misuse

Substance misuse is not limited to certain groups of people. While some individuals are considered more ‘at risk’, it is something that could potentially affect anyone. Having access to accurate information on drugs, alcohol and the associated dangers allows people to make informed choices. This information can come from a range of sources including parents, […]

Domestic Abuse

If you think you or a friend are being abused, talk to someone you trust.  There are services locally and nationally you can talk to for more information. Support, help and information: National Domestic Violence HelplineFreephone 0808 2000 247 Solace Women’s Aid Helpline0808 802 5565 Domestic abuse/violence against women & girls The London Borough of […]

Child Criminal Exploitation / Modern Slavery

Missing and runaway children Children and Young People who going missing and/or run away from their home or placement is a serious issue that the London Borough of Enfield is pro-actively addressing. This issue is often an indicator of other problems in the home where the child lives. Enfield Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB) has a comprehensive Missing from Home, […]

Child abuse campaign

Together, we can tackle child abuse. In March 2016, the Department for Education launched  a nation-wide communications campaign to encourage members of the public to report child abuse. The campaign aims to encourage the public to report their concerns in order to get help to children more quickly. The aim is to create a new social […]

Recognising abuse

In this section you will information about how to recognise abuse. The video here ‘Warning Signs’ highlights some of the different types of abuse adults at risk may face. The other pages here provide information on abuse that can affect families, children and young people. Please get in touch if you are worried about yourself […]