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Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Week 16th -20th November 2020

All this week the MSAB will be taking the opportunity to raise awareness around Safeguarding Adults both here and on Twitter.  Each day you will find new information available on various topics.

As part of Safeguarding Adults Week, Knowsley MBC are providing a number of sessions for practitioners, please click on the link below to access them.

Locally our partners are also undertaking events for Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Week.

  Liverpool City Council have a number of events.

  Sefton CVS have a pledge.  Partners can be seen below outlining the pledge.

Sefton partners pledge their support for National Safeguarding Adults Week

Sefton Council and partner agencies across the Borough have pledged their collective support for National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020.

National Safeguarding Adults Week, which runs from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November, aims to shine a spotlight on adult abuse, and the role we can all play in helping to prevent it.

There are many different types of abuse including domestic, physical and financial abuse, modern slavery and exploitation, psychological and emotional abuse, mate crime, radicalisation, sexual abuse, ‘honour-based’ violence, discrimination and hate crime.

As part of National Safeguarding Adults Week, Sefton Council, South Sefton CCG, Southport and Formby CCG and Sefton CVS have produced a pledge setting out their commitment to challenging inequality, promoting inclusion and embracing diverse communities.

Sefton’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Paul Cummins said “National Safeguarding Adults Week gives us an opportunity to highlight the brilliant partnership work undertaken in our communities to prevent vulnerable people being abused by others.

“Prevention of abuse is the most important work we can do to keep people safe and preserve quality of life.”

Mark Waterhouse, Principal Social Worker for Sefton Council, said: “As Principal Social Worker for Sefton Adult Social Care I will always use my professional power in a positive way within the council, and with other professionals, to uphold Social Work England’s standards.  I will champion positive change and wellbeing on behalf of people, groups and communities. I believe in the dignity of all people and their right to respect and equality of opportunity.

I value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our borough, and I will continue to help make Sefton a safer, welcoming, good place to live.”

Nat Hendry-Torrance, Designated Safeguarding Adult Manager for the CCGs in Sefton said: “I am proud to have led the team of partners across Sefton who have come together as one to pledge their commitment to challenging inequality and discrimination.

“Now, more than ever, we need to speak out as one to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, be kind to one another and work together to make Sefton a safe place for all.”

Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board was formed in 2017 and is made up of the four former safeguarding adults boards from Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Wirral. The Board includes senior managers from local NHS, local authorities and Merseyside Police, alongside members from other emergency services, probation services and the voluntary sector.

Its primary responsibility is to ensure that adults in Merseyside, who may be at risk, are able to live fulfilling lives, free from abuse and neglect.

Anyone wishing to report a safeguarding concern about an adult in Sefton call 0345 140 0845

Our Pledge – Sefton Council, South Sefton CCG, Southport and Formby CCG and Sefton CVS

In Sefton, we will:

  • Respect the values, beliefs, cultures and lifestyles of our diverse communities.
  • Listen to the voices in the community to better understand and appreciate that everyone is unique.
  • Speak as one against inequalities and challenge discrimination in a calm and constructive manner.
  • Embrace our communities and celebrate that we’re all different and all have our story to tell.
  • Encourage people to acknowledge each other’s views and discuss any differences in an open and honest manner.

Work together productively to promote inclusion and share our learning to develop our thinking further.


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One of the most important roles in the community is ensuring adults are safe from abuse, exploitation and harm. The Merseyside Safeguarding Adult’s Board has a statutory responsibility to monitor and evaluate what is done by partner agencies individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults who lives in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.

This website has been designed to support all those who live and work in all these areas to ensure that they can live fulfilled lives free from abuse and neglect.

Are you worried about an adult?

If you have concerns that an adult at risk is being abused or neglected please follow the links below for your local area.

  • Knowsley

    Do you have concerns about an adult in Knowsley.

    Click Here
  • Liverpool

    Do you have concerns about an adult in Liverpool.

    Click Here
  • Sefton

    Do you have concerns about an adult in Sefton.

    Click Here
  • Wirral

    Do you have concerns about an adult in Wirral.

    Click Here

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