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Safeguarding Adults Week

This week is Safeguarding Adults Week. As part of Safeguarding Adults Week, Spelthorne Borough Council is working with The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board to increase understanding of Safeguarding and to understand what individuals, groups and organisations can do.

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This week is Safeguarding Adults Week.  As part of Safeguarding Adults Week, Spelthorne Borough Council is working with The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board to increase understanding of Safeguarding and to understand what individuals, groups and organisations can do. 

Please remember

Safeguarding means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults, children, young people, allowing those at risk to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, whether you are an individual, part of a group or if you work as part of a larger organisation.

Safeguarding involves recognising shared responsibilities for being there to look after each other and keep each other safe

Never assume safeguarding is someone else's responsibilityIf you suspect somebody is being harmed, don't ignore it, report it.

How can you make a difference?

  • learn about the different types of harm and abuse
  • discover how to spot the signs
  • record any concerns you have (This information is designed for groups and organisations)
  • report your concerns.  In Surrey your concerns must be referred to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).  Contact details are below.

You could use the Safeguarding Adults Checklist to develop your current understanding of safeguarding. Free Resources are also available from the Ann Craft Trust.

Reporting a concern

If you are at risk,  or are concerned about an adult with care and support needs, who is at risk of/or is being abused or neglected and is unable to protect themselves, you must contact the Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

In an emergency - Dial 999 for the police.

Out of hours

Call the Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team on 01483 517898

 

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