Working in partnership to enable adults in Somerset to live a life free from fear, harm and abuse

The Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) is a partnership committee providing strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across the county.

This site provides a range of information for people who may experience or be at risk of experiencing abuse, their families, carers, and anyone who works with people with health or social care needs.

As well as general information on keeping safe and how to report concerns, there is a dedicated area for professionals providing access to a range of policy and practice guidance, and safeguarding resources.

 

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1 week ago
There is a myth that older people have not and do not experience sexual violence. People of all ages, classes, cultures, abilities, sexuality, race and faith are raped. Attractiveness has no significance.

Rape is an act of violence, control and power, not sex.

#ChillingSilence https://t.co/zE3LR5LklF
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1 week ago
Did you know workers in the agriculture sector are still at risk of #labourexploitation? Find out how, which areas are most at risk and how to prevent and identify labour exploitation in our industry profile: https://t.co/9iTwd8wzjv #modernslavery #forcedlabour #agriculture https://t.co/RHyT9k2zQz
1 week ago
Take control of who will look after your health and welfare if you can't look after yourself with a #LastingPowerofAttorney and be safe knowing someone you trust will act on your behalf if needed #YourVoiceYourDecision

For more information, go online https://t.co/kERHjWnso9 https://t.co/yS2ACRETMn
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1 week ago
'The main forms of mate crime affecting people with learning disabilities are financial exploitation and sexual exploitation, very often with the two being linked.' Read and hear more in the latest @ripfa blog and upcoming webinar: https://t.co/7kWarZB3at https://t.co/xH0Ipq2PI1 SomersetSAB photo