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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23 hours ago
Great to be working with @safeguardingsom, @SomersetCouncil contact centre colleagues and @PaulCol92653693 to present our second safeguarding masterclass to @SomersetCouncil managers and commissioners today SomersetSAB photo
2 days ago
Beware of scam calls, emails, texts and other scam messages claiming to be from HMRC, 'Customs and Excise', 'the Tax Office' etc - see examples of these scams and advice on what to do if you get one at SomersetSAB photo
2 days ago
Taking a proactive and supportive approach can help prevent domestic abuse. An organisation’s response to #DomesticAbuse begins with raising awareness and breaking down stigma.

Download the @BITC toolkit and help #EndTheCycle #16DaysOfAction #SW16days
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2 days ago
People rarely lie about rape or sexual abuse. It's important to believe what the person is saying. Being believed helps reduce barriers to accessing support & helps someone start their healing journey. Tips on good practice here #16DaysOfAction SomersetSAB photo