Safeguarding Adults

safeguarding adults

Mid Essex CCG is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of adults from abuse and neglect. We work with our partner organisations, the local authority and police, to ensure that all commissioned services have effective safeguarding arrangements in place.

Who is at Risk of Adult Abuse?

Those who are over the age of 18 years, in need of care, who may have a mental, physical or learning disability, or illness and is unable to take care of himself or herself, or unable to protect himself or herself from harm.

People can be abused in different ways. The different types of abuse are listed below:

  • Physical
  • Domestic
  • Sexual
  • Psychological/emotional
  • Financial
  • Modern Slavery
  • Radicalisation
  • Neglect and Acts of Omission
  • Discriminatory Abuse
  • Organisational Abuse
  • Self-Neglect

Where are Adults Abused?

  • Own home/carers home
  • Day Care
  • Residential Care
  • Nursing Home
  • Hospital

If you have concerns for the safety of an adult please contact Essex Social Care Direct on 0345 603 7630.

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.

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