Find out more about support available during National Safeguarding Adults Week
Next week (Monday 15th November to Sunday 21st November) marks National Safeguarding Adults Week. Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Safeguarding Adults Boards are urging residents to find out about the support available to adult victims of abuse. During the week, the subject of safeguarding adults will be explored on the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board Twitter account and Facebook page.
Abuse amongst adults can take many forms, including modern slavery, hate crime and domestic abuse. However, in Essex there is a lot of support available to victims. Organisations such as Essex County Council’s Adult Social Care service, Essex Police and COMPASS are here to help.
Cllr John Spence, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “Safeguarding adults can feel like a technical subject that is only relevant to people who are especially vulnerable. However, any one of us can be vulnerable at one time or another and so this work is relevant to everyone. Making sure information and advice is easily available is hugely important because knowing where and how to access local support can truly make a difference to someone’s life.”
You can find out more our campaign at the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board website.