Safeguarding Adults

Adults Safeguarding: Protecting adults at risk

NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (MCCG) and NHS Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) as a Local Delivery Unit (LDU) are committed to ensuring the safeguarding of adults who receive services it commissions. The welfare of the people who come into contact with the CCG’s commissioned services either directly or indirectly is paramount and all our staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is maintained, including compliance with statutory requirements outlined in Safeguarding Adults policy.  The introduction of the Care Act 2014 put adult safeguarding on a statutory footing for the first time, embracing the principle that the ‘person knows best’. 
It lays the foundation for change in the way that care and support are provided to adults, encouraging greater self-determination, so people maintain independence and have real choice. There is an emphasis on working with adults at risk of abuse and neglect to have greater control in their lives to both prevent it from happening, and to give meaningful options of dealing with it should it occur.

Concerns about an adult at risk in Wandsworth
Making sure people over 18 can protect themselves from abuse anyone over 18 in need of care and support.
someone experiencing, or at risk of abuse; and as a result of their need for care and support is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or the risk of it.

With the right support people can manage physical and emotional abuse, neglect, financial, psychological, sexual, domestic, modern slavery and exploitation. This support can come from social work, medical professionals, police and support workers.
Anyone can raise concerns about an adult they feel is at risk.  Safeguarding adults at risk is one of the core functions carried out It is about keeping people free from abuse and harm.  We support a range of measures to protect individuals who are vulnerable.

The LDU also works in partnership with Wandsworth and Richmond Council and the Police to ensure the services we commission are safe and comply with the statutory safeguarding regulations as set out in the Care Act (2014).
If you are concerned that an adult may be at risk from a person in a position of trust, please contact please contact 020 88717707 or email to report it. Or dial 999 in an emergency.  The LDU does not receive safeguarding adults notification. You may contact the Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead, Marino Latour on for advice and support.

Wandsworth and Richmond Safeguarding Adults Board

The LDU is part of the Wandsworth and Richmond Safeguarding Adults Board, which works with partners across the borough to promote the safety and well-being of vulnerable adults who may be at risk of being abused, neglected or exploited.

The partnership brings together organisations in Wandsworth including: Wandsworth and Richmond Adult and community services the police local health trusts voluntary organisations care providers supported housing providers.

 Further Information

Click on the below useful links to find out more:

Department of Health

Social Care Institute of Excellence

Age UK




item 4 LWG Local Authorities Modern Slavery Protocol Adults Statutory Duties.pdf
Joint Merton and Wandsworth CCG Safeguarding adults Policy.pdf
Local Authorities Modern Slavery Protocol Adults - Adult NRM Pathway.pdf
Local Authorities Modern Slavery Protocol Adults Identification.pdf
Local Authorities Modern Slavery Protocol Adults NRM Process Guidelines.pdf
Merton and Wandsworth CCGs Safeguarding Adults At Risk Annual Report 2018-19.pdf
Quick Start Guide to Modern Slavery.pdf