National Adults Safeguarding Week
It is national Safeguarding Adults Week this week (18-24 November). The week aims to highlight how adults can be victims of abuse or ill-treatment and how to raise a concern.
The themes for the week include -
• domestic abuse
• modern slavery
• physical abuse
• financial abuse
• sexual abuse
• organisational abuse
• self -neglect
During the week members of the Bexley Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) will be working with partners to showcase the support services available in the borough and the work they do.
Eleanor Brazil, BSAB Independent Chairman said: “I am pleased to support the first National Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week. The week has been launched by NHS England, Metropolitan Police and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services( ADASS). The BSAB will be supporting the week by answering questions and sharing what it means to residents. It is important to remember that safeguarding is everyone’s business.”
Anyone with concerns can also call 020 3045 5159 to speak in confidence to a trained professional or email. In an emergency always call 999.
The Bexley Safeguarding Adults Board is made up the London Borough of Bexley, the Metropolitan Police, Bexley NHS CCG, Oxleas, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.