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.  This includes a section with links to information about coronavirus.

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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2 days ago
We're making the message clear – help is, and will continue to be, available for people experiencing domestic abuse.

Find out more:

If you or anyone you know is suffering, visit or call 0800 69 49 999
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2 days ago
We've published our latest newsletter today.

Content includes:
• News from the SSAB
• Learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews and local Domestic Homicide Reviews
• Spot the Signs of Domestic Abuse and Modern Slavery

Read it here:
4 days ago
Today we've published a draft guideline on the assessment, management and preventing recurrence of self harm.

It calls for all professionals working across the health and social care system have a role to play in supporting people who self-harm.

More at:
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5 days ago
Loneliness can have a detrimental effect on an older person’s mental health. This #BlueMonday we're raising awareness of suicide and self-harm among older adults and how safer ageing can be a guiding principle towards policies to tackle this. Find it here: