If you need further information about Safeguarding Adults, please visit the Southend Safeguarding Partnership website for the most current information:
Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect is everyone's responsibility. Ignoring abuse is not an option.
An adult at risk may be someone living with Dementia, physical disabilities, a learning disability, mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and frailty who may not be able to protect themselves for a number of reasons.
Should you wish to report any concerns regarding an adult at risk we will take your concern seriously and ensure that it is investigated appropriately. When a local authority has reasonable cause to suspect an adult in its area is at risk of abuse and or neglect, it has a duty to undertake safeguarding enquiries.
You can report a concern in any of the following ways:
In case of an emergency - call 999
To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police - call 101
Southend's Access Team (for adult social care) - 01702 215008 option 5 or email AccessTeam@southend.gov.uk
To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team - 0345 606 1212