Keeping the people who use our services safe is very important. That is why we have arrangements to protect people from abuse.
Children may be at risk of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Adults at risk are people who are vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness and have care and support needs. They may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse because of their care and support needs.
We are committed to promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk.
You can report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you've found on the internet by going to https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism. You can make your report anonymously.The new website address is https://www.mertonscp.org.uk/
Here are some useful contacts and websites you may find helpful at this time.
Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone.
- National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
- Women’s Aid online chat service (Monday-Friday 10am-12pm)
- Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact the NSPCC’s professional counselors for help, advice and support.
For free, confidential advice and support for any child or young person under 18 years, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental health support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing.
- Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus here.