Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 (16 – 22 November)
What is Safeguarding Adults Week?
It’s a time when we can all come together to discuss safeguarding. We all have a right to a life that’s free from abuse. So safeguarding is a responsibility we all share.
Everyone, from all walks of life, should be aware of the role they can play in helping to prevent abuse. We should all know how to spot the signs of abuse, and the actions we should take if we spot any signs.
That’s what Safeguarding Adults Week is all about. We want to start a nationwide conversation about safeguarding – so we can all be better, together.
What is safeguarding adults and why it matters?
Safeguarding adults means protecting a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.
What are the ten different types of abuse?
The Care and support statutory guidance identifies ten types of abuse, these are:
• Physical abuse
• Domestic violence or abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Psychological or emotional abuse
• Financial or material abuse
• Modern slavery
• Discriminatory abuse
• Organisational or institutional abuse
• Neglect or acts of omission
For more information and support visit the Bromley Adult Safeguarding Board website.
If you think someone you know may be experiencing some kind of abuse or neglect for support and advice click here.
In an emergency dial 999. If the abuse is a crime you should contact the police.