Safeguarding Adults

This website includes information on safeguarding adults at risk from abuse, and the work of East Riding’s Safeguarding Adults Board (ERSAB). Our aim is to help everyone to understand the part they play in protecting adults and ensuring even the most vulnerable are kept safe and well. If you report a concern you will be listened to, supported and involved every step of the way.


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Latest updates

Save the date for Safeguarding Week 2022

It's back. Safeguarding Week will take place between 20 – 24 June 2022.

Find out more here

The new 2022-25 ERSAB Strategy is in production

Over the next few months, we will be working to put a new three-year safeguarding strategy for 2022-25 in place which covers the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The current 2019-22 strategy is available to download below:

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board Strategy 2019-22

What is abuse or neglect?

There are many different forms of abuse and they all result in behaviour towards a person that deliberately or intentionally cause harm, physically or emotionally.

More about forms of abuse

Reporting abuse or neglect

Safeguarding adults training courses

Search our calendar of multi-level certified courses available to all care sector staff and volunteers. We are currently delivering a range of virtual trainer-lead online safeguarding training courses and resources in line with COVID restrictions

View training courses

Latest news

April 08, 2022
Get ready for Safeguarding Week 2022 After the success of last year’s virtual conference, we have once again teamed up with our safeguarding partners across the [North Yorkshire, the City of York and the East Riding of Yorkshire] to take part in this year’s Safeguarding Week 20 – 24 June. Developed for both professional and public audiences, the online programme of seminars offers a packed schedule of over 50 sessions across the week, which will each be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field. The programme of events will be delivered virtually allowing attendees to fit the sessions into their working day or evening activities. Some of the sessions are only open to safeguarding professionals due to the sensitivity of the content. The professional sessions have been designed to stimulate discussion, share best practice, spark innovation and support continuing professional development. The sessions designed for the public will raise awareness of key issues and provide insight into how every member of the public can safeguard themselves, their families and support the wider community. Please take the time to review the programme of activities and sign up for any that are of interest to you. Please feel free to share the programme with family and friends, there really is something that will be of benefit to them – from sessions for young people, to staying safe on-line, fraud and cyber awareness, recognising the signs of radicalisation, etc. Programme of events: ERSAB Safeguaring Week - Programme of events (pdf 260kb) To register for any of the events listed, please visit our Eventbrite page
April 07, 2022
The Emotional Wellbeing Service is the Lead Provider of Primary Care Psychological Therapies in the East Riding, working in partnership with other therapy providers. If you are aged 16 and above and experiencing mild to moderately severe common mental health difficulties, then our Core IAPT Service may be able to help you. Our Clinicians are all qualified at a post graduate standard. The EWS works in partnership with other therapy providers such as Relate and House of Light. More about the Emotional Wellbeing Service and downloadable resources can be found on the wellbeing and prevention page .
February 01, 2022
Over the past twelve months East Riding of Yorkshire Council Safeguarding Adults Team have been working to review and remodel their service and a lot of careful planning and redesign has taken place in order to develop a new operating model for the safeguarding and quality service within ERYC.
Are you worried that an adult is at risk?
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