Some adults are less able to protect themselves than others. They may experience difficulty in making their feelings and needs known to others.
This can make them more vulnerable to abuse.
They may also be in need of care services through:
- mental health problems
- physical disability
- learning disability
If you have any concerns about a vulnerable adult, you should contact Essex Adult Social Care.
You can find help and advice on safeguarding adults on:
We have a duty under section 11 of the Children Act (2004 ), to make arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare. This includes arrangements to make sure we discharge all our functions having regard to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children.
Working together to safeguard Children 2010 defines safeguarding as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children's health or development
- making children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- undertaking that role to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully
If you have any concerns about a vulnerable adult, you should contact Essex Child Social Care.
You can find help and advice on safeguarding children on:
Our named safeguarding leads are:
- Cherie Root, Corporate Director
- Tracey Parry, Community Safety Manager