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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4 days ago
The Drive Partnership has launched a survey of victims and survivors of domestic abuse, to ensure that their voices are at the heart of its input into the upcoming government domestic abuse perpetrator strategy.

The survey can be completed here:
4 days ago
With #covid #restrictions lifting, many #DomesticAbuse survivors will face some of their most challenging moments.
Don’t assume the worst is over or it's not your place.
If you're worried about someone, now is the time to #ReachIn. #DomesticAbuse is everyone’s business.
1 week ago
Our NHS colleagues deal with a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Sadly this may include people ill through becoming victims of fraud.

The @AgainstScams team have resources that may help them help their clients.
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2 weeks ago
NHS launches mental health hotline for staff tackling COVID-19

The phone number is running from 7am to 11pm daily: 0300 131 7000

Or you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 (available 24/7)

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