The Safeguarding Adults Board is currently seeking views for their Safeguarding Adults Strategy 2019 - 2022, and has an online survey which enables professionals, services users and members of the public to contribute their views for the three year strategy.
East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board is a multi-agency organisation responsible for ensuring the protection and safety of the most vulnerable adults in the East Riding.
Its role is to ensure that all agencies that deliver services within the East Riding of Yorkshire work together, to minimisethe risk of abuse to adults at risk and to protect those subject to abuse.
The board is currently working on a new three year safeguarding strategy which covers the East Riding of Yorkshire. The strategy will tell people what the board is going to do and how it is going to do it. It gives information about the priorities for the next three years.
What is abuse?
Abuse happens in lots of different ways.
Abuse can be:
When someone hurts or treats you badly
When someone does or says things to make you upset or frightened.
This is when people say bad things to hurt your feelings, shout or threaten you. This could be:
Calling you names
Blaming you when it is not your fault
Laughing at you
Treating you like a child.
This is when someone hurts you. This could be someone who:
Pinches or scratches you
Pulls your hair
This is when someone touches your body or private parts in ways you do not like or want. It is also when someone makes you do sexual things that make you sad, angry or frightened. This can be someone:
Touching your bottom
Touching your breasts/genitals
Making you touch other people in these places
Making you look at or watch pictures or films of a sexual nature.
This is when people take your money or belongings without asking. This can be when someone:
Steals your money
Takes control of your money
Makes you pay for other people’s things
Takes things that belong to you.
This is when people who are there to help you do not look after you properly. This can include:
Being hungry most of the time
Not being kept safe
Not getting the right medical help
Not having clean clothes to wear.
This is when people treat you badly or unfairly because you are different to them. This could be because you:
Have a different coloured skin
Have different religious beliefs
Are lesbian or gay
Speak a different language.
This is when paid staff in a hospital or care home do not care for you properly or respect your rights. This can be when:
There are not enough staff on duty most of the time
Most of the staff are not trained
The rules and routines are made by the manager and staff
Your personal things are used by or for someone else.
Who might abuse you?
Most people will not abuse. However, people who could abuse you might be:
A member of your family
Paid staff or professionals
Where can abuse happen?
Abuse can happen anywhere and at any time. It could happen:
In the house or home where you live
At a day centre
In the street.
Who should I tell?
If you think you have been or are being abused you should talk to someone you trust as soon as you can. This could be:
A member of your family
A police officer
A doctor or nurse
A council or social worker.
Say no to abuse
East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board is committed to stopping all forms of abuse as it aims to protect all adults living in the East Riding.
Mistreatment of any adult is not acceptable
You can make a difference
Safeguarding adults is everyone’s business.
Residents from the East Riding are invited to give their thoughts and views which will help the board to ensure that they are focusing on the issues that matter most about how they can help people in the East Riding to stay safe, prevent abuse and neglect and protect those that are at risk. The consultation deadline is 7 January 2019.
For more information contact Marie Chappell, safeguarding adults board manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (01482) 392093.
Your cookie settings will be used across all East Riding of Yorkshire Council and council administrated partnership sites, unless otherwise stated. Your preferences are stored for 365 days, and can be updated in the settings tab or on our Cookie Information page.Accept More options
Some cookies are used for social media and search engine advertisements, which enable us to assess performance and ensure cost effective service delivery. You can accept all or refuse advertising cookies below. Our Cookie Information page provides further details on blocking cookies within your browser, or through other services, whether just for our site, or for other sites as well.Refusing advertising cookies does NOT disable adverts, but just restricts targeted ads. Accept Refuse
Below is a current list of sites which will use your cookie preferences. As sites, which are managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, come online or are decommissioned, the list will update, and can be viewed any time on the Cookie Information page. Your preferences will be applied to any new site that we manage, that match the same cookie configuration as the other sites in the list when you set your preference.
A list of cookies used on the sites that East Riding of Yorkshire Council manage, are available on the Cookie Information page