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National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019


During this year’s National Safeguarding Adults Week, the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board are encouraging Essex residents to improve their understanding of some of the big adult safeguarding issues that agencies tackle in Essex.

National Safeguarding Adults Week was launched in 2018 by the Ann Craft Trust, who used a week in November to raise awareness of safeguarding adults issues .

This year the ESAB will be promoting and highlighting information on where people can access help and support for themselves, family members and friends who may be experiencing abuse.

Over the seven days, seven different safeguarding issues will be explored with seven one minute vlogs, based on true stories of real people from Southend, Essex and Thurrock. The films will show the crisis point of the individual’s stories, and focus on particular issues including neglect, gangs and modern day slavery, online abuse, homelessness, financial abuse, informal carers and domestic abuse.


How to Support

Please support the campaign by following ESAB on social media and sharing our posts during campaign week.

Monday 18th - Sunday 24th November



Pop Ups

The Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week campaign will also see ‘pop up’ stalls around the county where you will have the opportunity to watch the short films, receive helpful campaign resources and ask any safeguarding related questions that you may have. The campaign leaflet which can be taken away or viewed online, includes advice, support and contact information for local services.


Campaign Stories

ESAB have created seven, 1 minute vlogs, based on real life stories of local people. They are played by actors in the films and have had their names changed to protect their anonymity.



Max's Story, 55 




Help & Support

If you are experiencing neglect or know someone being neglected by carers not providing the support needed, you can report your concern and get help.


Southend Social Care 01702 215008

Essex Social Care 0345 603 7630

Thurrock Social Care 01375 511000



Tyler's Story, 23

Help & Support

If you are involved in a gang and feel trapped, or you know someone who is, local support is there to help get you to a place of safety.

You can call Essex Police on 101 in a non-emergency or 999 if urgent help is needed



Katie's Story, 27

Help & Support

If you are being abused online or cyberbullied, or know someone else that is, there is support that can help.

You can contact Mencap by calling there helpline or visiting the online bullying help page on there website.

Mencap helpline: 0808 808 1111

Mencap online abuse help page:



Peter's Story, 35

Help & Support

If you find yourself at risk of homelessness, or know someone that is, there is local support available that can offer guidance and help.

Contact your local council by calling

Basildon Council : 01268 533333

Braintree District Council: 01376 552525

Brentwood Borough Council: 01277 312500

Castlepoint District Council: 01268 882200

Chelmsford City Council: 01245 606606

Colchester Borough Council: 01206 282222

Epping Forest District Council: 01992 564000

Harlow Council: 01279 446655

Maldon District Council: 01621 854477

Rochford District Council: 01706 647474

Tendring District Council: 01255 686868

Uttlesford District Council: 01799 510510



Margaret's Story, 85

Help & Support

There is local support in place for people who have been targeted by rogue traders, where you can get advice and help on financial abuse and what to do.

You can call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service

03454 04 05 06 or by textphone on 18001 03454 04 05 06



Nita's Story, 62

Help & Support

If you are an informal carer and struggling to cope, or know someone else who is, there is local support in place to help you.


Southend & Essex =

Carers First: 0300 303 1555

Thurrock =

Thurrock Carers: 01375 659172



Danielle, 34

Help & Support

If you are experiencing or know someone who is experiencing domestic abuse there is local support in place to help you

Call COMPASS on 0330 333 7 444



Campaign Promotional Materials



Pop Up Locations:


Essex County Council

Southend Civic Centre

Thurrock Council

Maldon Tesco


South Essex College Grays


Essex Carers Summit

Broomfield Hospital

21st & 22nd

St Andrew’s Healthcare


High Chelmer Shopping Centre

18th – 24th

Essex Libraries

Princess Alexandra Hospital 

Greenfields Housing Association

Essex Police Street Week - Basildon