‘Safeguarding Adults’ is a term that refers to a variety of activities aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to abuse and neglect.
You can make a difference by just saying something, when you are concerned that something isn't quite right with how someone is being treated,
or the situation they find themselves in is making them vulnerable.
In St Helens the Council, Health Services and the Police all have a safeguarding duty to protect adults from abuse. Follow the link below to St Helens Councils web pages on Safeguarding. Take a look at the short video clip,
it may help you decide what to do if you have concerns about a friend, relative, neighbour or someone
you provide care for
for the link to St Helens Council website.
The webpages provide more information on what abuse is, how to report a concern on 01744 676 600, what happens when you report a concern and other services available locally.
There is a separate website for safeguarding children, including a wide range of topics related to keeping your child safe. There is a specific section for parents & carers - click here
for the link to the St Helens Safeguarding Children Board website.
WHO IS A VULNERABLE ADULT?
Adults who are over 18 and:
Appear to have NEEDS FOR CARE & SUPPORT and
is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect, but are unable to protect themselves
WHAT IS ABUSE?
Abuse can be:
Psychological (including recruitment to violent extremism)