Safeguarding

Protecting vulnerable people in Bromley

We work with health service providers and other organisations in Bromley to make sure that vulnerable adults and children are protected.

Everyone in the UK has the fundamental right to live free from harm and abuse. We are responsible for making sure all of the services we commission are safe and effective. We make sure that safeguarding is everyone’s business by working closely with many different people and organisations in Bromley.

There is a huge commitment in Bromley to protect all residents from abuse and neglect. This involves helping residents to understand what abuse is and how we can work as a community to tackle it. To help us do this, we have produced a video which is available below:

If you have any concerns about someone’s safety, please call 020 8461 7777 during office hours and 0300 303 8671 out of office hours. For any emergency situation please call 999.

Safeguarding adults

We support adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect. They are often vulnerable because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness. They may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse. 

We take an active part in the work of the Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board. This is made up of a broad range of professionals and organisations from our borough.

If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of an adult, please contact the Bromley Early Intervention Team on 020 8461 7777 (out of hours call 0300 303 8671), or email adult.early.intervention@bromley.gov.uk

Safeguarding children

Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility. Adults have a duty to report abuse.

We commission services to safeguard and promote the welfare and wellbeing of all children in our borough. This involves working closely with our partners, especially Bromley Council. 

We take an active part in the work of the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board. This is made up of a broad range of professionals and organisations from our borough.

If you have any concerns relating to a child please contact:

  • Child at risk: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 8461 7379/0208 461 7407/020 8461 7373 or email mash@bromley.gov.uk
  • Concern over an adult working with young people: Local authority designated officer referrals, email lado@bromley.gov.uk
  • Child death: SPOC on 0208 315 4679 or email bromh.cdop@nhs.net