Councillor information on Adult safeguarding

Aims

To brief Councillors on their responsibilities relating to Adult Safeguarding and what to do if Councillors think an adult may be at risk of harm or neglect.  Useful resources are provided below and the adult safeguarding team will arrange to come to political group meetings at points in the year

Useful documents

 Adult Safeguarding [PPT, 612KB]

 Councillor briefing 2015 - safeguarding adults [PDF, 174KB] 

 Must knows for Lead Members - Safeguarding Adults [PDF, 373KB]

 Councillors Guide on Modern Slavery 2019 [PDF, 201KB]

Other information

Plymouth Safeguarding Adult’s Board run a multi-agency course for anyone who comes into content with adults who may be at risk. The course is free to attend and covers the following issues:

  • What is abuse?
  • Who is an adult at risk?
  • How to recognise signs and circumstances of abuse and/or neglect
  • How to report concerns

For further information email adultsafeguardingtraining@plymouth.gov.uk or telephone 01752 306360

Contact

01752 668000 or email AdultSafeguarding@plymouth.gov.uk

If you are concerned that an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect or are concerned about a situation please report it to us.