Safeguarding Adults leaflets and Information Sheets

We all have a role to play

The below leaflets provide information and advice around what adult abuse looks like and how to raise a concern.

 

 

 

Types of abuse; more information and easy-read guides

New content for National Safeguarding Adults week

National Safeguarding Adults Week - new awareness raising content

 

 

Forced marriage

"Am I being forced to marry?" is an easy-read guide developed by Respond and targeted at people with learning disabilities. They also have a separate resource to support parents of persons with learning disability understand mental capacity and marriage, and how this links to forced marriage.

Easy steps your organisation can take

To help others think about what more they could do within their organisation to help protect adults at risk from abuse and neglect, the Community Reference Group developed a pledge document that lists simple ways to raise awareness of adult safeguarding and play a preventative role. What will you pledge to do?

 

Elder Abuse Recovery Service (EARS) - London

EARS London

Volunteers from the Elder Abuse Recovery Service can support a client for up to 12 months, offering:

- A supportive relationship built on trust and respect

- Information and guidance about local services and social activities

- Support for the client to overcome any barriers by attending activities with them that will improve their wellbeing and enhance their recovery

- Motivation and encouragement for the client to build and maintain a social network that they can use after our support ends.

For more information or to make a referral, please see the below; 

 

 

Advocacy and support

The Independent Living and Carers’ Partnership is made up of four local organisations: Age UK Lambeth, Disability Advice Service Lambeth, Crossroads Care South Thames (Carers’ Hub) and Lambeth Mencap.

They provide a range of free services that promote independence and help you to understand and use available social care and health services.

Help to cope with hate crime

DHCP Poster

If you have a disability and have been affected by a hate crime or hate incident of any kind and would like to talk to someone about it, you can contact the Lambeth Hate Crime Reporting Centre based at Disability Advice Service Lambeth, We are 336, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA.

There you will be offered a safe place to talk about what happened and receive confidential support, advice and information. The advocacy worker can also assist you to report the incident to the Police if you wish to and can be by your side throughout the whole process. They can also act on your behalf to help you get practical support surrounding your safety and your wellbeing.

For more information about available services visit the DASL website.

Information about Mate Crime

Safety Net Friend or Fake

Mate crime happens when someone ‘makes friends’ with a person and goes on to abuse or exploit that relationship. Mate crimes are likely to happen in private, often in the victim’s own accommodation. They can also happen via social media, where victims are financially or sexually exploited after being befriended online.

Safety Net was a project launched by Arc UK in 2009 to prevent the exploitation of people with learning disabilities by those claiming to be their friends, and aimed to deal with issues around mate crime.

They have developed a number of resources to help people with a learning disability, and those who support them, recognise and report mate crime

 

Carlisle Mencap's Independence Studio have developed a short film called 'Tell Someone', which highlights the dangers of mate crime and depicts cuckooing. The full video can be seen here.