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Witness (POPAN)

Witness is dedicated to helping people who have been abused by health and social care workers and working to prevent abuse. We do this by providing a helpline and professional support and advocacy services for the victims and survivors of abuse and by campaigning for improvements in policy law and practice, conducting research and providing education and training.
Delta House,, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD
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Contact name:
Jackie Herring
0203 468 4194

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Abuse and neglect - safeguarding adults Everyone is entitled to live their life in safety without being mistreated, hurt or exploited by others. But some people's situations may make them less able to protect themselves from harm or mistreatment. SAFEGUARDING ADULTS. (if you have concerns that a vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse or neglect). ... Safeguarding helpline: 020 7641 2176. Tel: 020 7641 6000 or click this link:
Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.
Organisations or services involved with campaigning for rights associated with mental health issues.
Charitable organisations representing a specific cause countrywide.
Services which provide education.
Services which offer a helpline for providing support in a crisis and/or information and advice.
Services relating to mental health research.
Organisations providing mental health training for professionals and non professionls.