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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3 hours ago
Many sexual abusers use the dark web to try and hide their crimes. We are investing in cutting-edge technology to make sure we can find these offenders, bring them to justice and protect children from this horrific abuse.
3 hours ago
#Modernslavery is happening across the UK right now. Victims may be someone you work with or someone you pass on the street. Learn to spot the signs (here's a guide: and report your concerns to us on 0800 432 0804 or email intelligence SomersetSAB photo
3 hours ago
People with learning disabilities are often given few opportunities to learn & understand about dying & death, or to plan for their own end of life if they choose to. We're hosting a webinar about this sensitive topic 16/10/19, 12-1pm (UK). Find out more:
8 hours ago
How to make a good quality barring referral to DBS: A video explaining what information makes for a good quality barring referral to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and why this matters.