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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We're making the message clear – help is, and will continue to be, available for people experiencing domestic abuse.
Find out more: https://t.co/atSPj1nb9J
If you or anyone you know is suffering, visit https://t.co/KX8jWaSrhh or call 0800 69 49 999
We've published our latest newsletter today.
• 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: https://t.co/6blHc1vI4e https://t.co/gQmcIP9ARx
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: https://t.co/lOoLZk12ZG https://t.co/xwlXA6ZYV6
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: