Councillor information on Adult safeguarding


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:

Useful resources

 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 Adults Partnership 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 


01752 668000 or email

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.