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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Safeguarding Week 2022

Programme of free on-line sessions announced for Safeguarding Week 20 – 24 June 2022.

Find out more here

What is the Safeguarding Consultation Line?

The consultation line is a new service offered by the Safeguarding Adults team which is a direct phoneline for partners and professionals to informally discuss Safeguarding concerns before making a referral. The team will be able to provide advice and information, signpost or make a recommendation for a safeguarding referral to be made if appropriate.

To contact the consultation line please call: 01482 394840 between 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm Fridays

*Please note the consultation line is not a referral route and if a safeguarding referral is recommended you will be asked to submit this through the existing referral pathways.

ERSAB has a new 2022-25 ERSAB Strategy

A new three-year safeguarding strategy for 2022-25 is now in place which covers the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The new 2022-25 strategy is available to download below:

East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board Strategy 2022-25

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

June 21, 2022
Programme of free on-line sessions announced for Safeguarding Week 20 – 24 June 2022 Partners from Safeguarding Adults Boards, Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, Community Safety Partnerships across North Yorkshire, the City of York and East Riding have come together and developed an extensive programme of learning events, seminars and interactive sessions which all underpin this year’s theme - ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’. Spurred on by the success of Safeguarding Week 2022 the safeguarding partners have worked to extend the range of topics being covered this year. While a number of the sessions are open only to professionals working in the safeguarding sector, the majority of the sessions are also open to the public. The week-long programme of over 50 sessions caters for members of the public who want to learn more about safeguarding. Covering topics such as support for children and young people impacted by Domestic Abuse, signs of radicalisation, keeping children safe on-line, fraud awareness and protection, the power of the bystander amongst many other safeguarding areas. The sessions have been designed to stimulate discussion, spark innovation and share best practice. Each session will be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field. The full programme of events is open for viewing and booking via EventBrite - registration is still possible. All the agencies involved will be sharing information across their social media channels and website in the run up to Safeguarding week and throughout the week. To follow along look for the hashtag #safeguardingweek2022. Please see the presentations from the sessions below: Tuesday 21 June Nominated Individual 10.30am - 12.00pm Safeguarding for Nominated individuals Presentation (pdf 909kb) and Sources and Resources 2.00 - 3.00pm Safeguarding Sources and Resources Presentation (pdf 1.2mb) Wednesday 22 June 2022 Making Safeguarding Personal Presentation Making Safeguarding Personal Presentation (pdf 398kb) Thursday 23 June 2022 Think Family 10.00 - 11.00am Think Family Presentation (pdf 645kb) Child Expolitation, County Lines and Cuckooing 11.00am - 12.00pm Child Exploitation, County Lines and Cuckooing Presentation (pdf 1.5mb)
May 26, 2022
The consultation line is a new service offered by the Safeguarding Adults team which is a direct phoneline for partners and professionals to informally discuss Safeguarding concerns before making a referral.
May 17, 2022
Please see a new resource in relation to Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Adults which has a wealth of contacts, online resources and information. Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Adults - April 2022 (pdf 584kb)
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