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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7 hours ago
Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, makes it easier for people to access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis. SomersetSAB photo
7 hours ago
Criminals are exploiting the #COVID19 outbreak by selling FAKE medical products online

The @MHRAgovuk say there are no medicines licensed for the specific treatment or prevention of #COVID19 & no official self-testing kits approved for home use #FakeMeds
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7 hours ago
The impact of #coronavirus means that now is an especially difficult and worrying time for everyone, especially for adults & children living with domestic abuse.

Visit the Somerset Survivors website to find help and advice:

16 hours ago
BBC News: Coronavirus: Domestic abuse calls up 25% since lockdown, charity says.

Would you know how to spot the signs, symptoms and indicators of domestic abuse? #ThinkingItReportIt
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