Safeguarding Adults

The Essex Safeguarding Adults Board (ESAB) raises awareness and promotes the welfare of vulnerable adults by the development of an effective co-operative.

This group of people come from a wide range of public and voluntary services and other organisations and is committed to ensuring that the work done effectively brings about good outcomes for adults. It is an organisation that draws on expertise and experience from a number of sources.

The aim of ESAB is to promote and develop effective protection system for vulnerable adults across a wide range of agencies and where preventive strategies fail to ensure our professionals are equipped to deal with incidents.

The current mission of the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board is; "To raise awareness, amongst staff, in all agencies dealing with vulnerable adults to the possibility of abuse of them, to promote and develop an effective protection system for them and where preventive strategies fail to ensure our procedures are robust enough to deal with incidents".

Members come from a variety of organisations including:

Commissioners of health and social care services (including NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group), providers of health and social care services, providers of sheltered and supported housing, regulators of services, the police, voluntary and private sector agencies, children services, probation, carer support groups, advocacy and advisory services, and community safety partnerships.

Reporting your concerns

Professionals working with adults - If you have concerns that an adult may have suffered abuse, please see the relative guidance notes and complete a SET SAF1 Form obtainable here  or call Social Care Direct on 0345 603 7630. There is also an  Adult Safeguarding Best Practice Booklet  to aid health practitioners in ensuring safeguarding concerns are noted and reported effectively.

Members of the public - If as a relative, neighbour or friend you are concerned about an adult in Essex, you can contact Social Care Direct in the following ways: 

Southend

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By safe haven Fax to: 01702 534794

Making a referral/enquiry by telephone: Access Team: 01702 215008 (option1)

Out of hours referrals:
General Public- 0345 606 1212 or 0845 606 1212
Statutory Agencies- 0300 123 0778
Fax- 0300 123 0779

Essex

By post to Essex Social Care Direct, Essex House, 200 The Crescent, Colchester, Essex, C04 9YQ
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Making a referral/enquiry by telephone: 0345 603 7630

By safe haven fax to: 0345 601 6230

Out of hours referrals:
General Public- 0345 606 1212
Statutory Agencies- 0300 123 0778
Fax- 0300 123 0779

Thurrock

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By safe haven Fax to: 01375 652760

Making a referral/enquiry by telephone:
Community Solutions Team: 01375 652868
Out of hours: 01375 372468 (Fax 01375 397080)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding policies and toolkits: 

Download the Adult Safeguarding Best Practice Booklet

Download the  Domestic Abuse Joint Commissioning Strategy 2015-20 final

Download the Guide to Developing a Safeguarding Adults Policy

View the Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm Toolkit

Missing Protocol - Vulnerable Adults:

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Safeguarding Adults Boards have developed multi-agency protocol for care homes, hospitals and mental health establishments across the County.

It aims to bring together information and procedures from relevant partners to provide the best possible service to vulnerable adults at risk of or have gone missing.

The protocol was developed following a number of incidents and recommendations from a Serious Case Review and is based on one already in place for mental health establishments.

The document reflects policies and procedures within SET and Essex Police, current at the time of publishing and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Download the SET Safeguarding Adults Boards' Multi-Agency Protocol: Adults missing from care homes, hospitals and mental health establishments .

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