A website, dedicated to helping people access information about safeguarding adults, is being promoted this week (week beginning Monday 4 June 2018).

The Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire website has been developed by Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board (KASiSB). The board is comprised of several agencies who work together to prevent abuse, or respond quickly when someone is at risk of abuse or neglect.

The website provides a one stop shop for information for families and professionals about safeguarding in Shropshire, bringing together information and guidance for adults and their families, and the professionals who work with them. The website also features information about how to recognise abuse and neglect in adults and how to report concerns to the relevant authorities.

In addition to this, the website outlines how the board works and how agencies work together to ensure that adults are able to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect.

Ivan Powell, Independent Chair of the Board, said:

“KASiSB is absolutely committed to ensuring the safety of adults at risk of abuse and neglect, or those experiencing these, remains at the heart of everything we do.

“The website is just one of the ways the board provides information to adults in this group or to people who suspect someone may be a victim of abuse or neglect. Act quickly before the abuse gets worse: it’s better to get help and talk to someone sooner rather than later.”

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult services, health and social housing, added:-

“As a partnership we have an important role to play in protecting an adult’s right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. We must all act to prevent or stop abuse to adults, particularly those who need extra help and support. The website has been designed to help people recognise what abuse is and how they can get help for themselves, or others.”

To find out more, visit the Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board website at www.keepingadultssafeinshropshire.org.uk.

If you have a concern or want to talk to someone about an adult who is or might be being abused, call Shropshire Council’s First Point of Contact on 0345 678 9044, or West Mercia Police on 101 (only use 999 when you are sure someone is in immediate danger).

Further information

KASiSB has an important role in keeping adults free from abuse in Shropshire. The organisations that make up the board share responsibility for ensuring that all efforts to keep adults safe and well are effective and well-co-ordinated. It is part of the board’s job to promote greater public awareness of every individual’s rights to feel safe at home and in the community.

The board is made up of the following organisations:

  • Shropshire Council
  • West Mercia Police
  • National Probation Service
  • Community Rehabilitation Company
  • NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (commissioning)
  • Shropshire Partners in Care
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire and Foundation Trust
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Foundation Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Healthwatch Shropshire
  • Shropshire Fire and Rescue
  • Shropshire Voluntary Sector Assembly
  • Department for Work and Pensions