The County Durham Safeguarding Adults Inter-Agency Partnership is a range of public authorities who share a duty to keep adults in County Durham safe from abuse, harm and neglect. This page is under review - please contact us, if you need further information, or feel that information is missing on 03000 268870
Website Feedback Survey
The Safeguarding Adults Board is continually seeking ways to improve how we communicate to and with the public. We are currently seeking feedback on our website. It will help us find out how we can improve our website for all users in future.
This short survey below is seeking your views, we would be grateful if you could take a moment to tell us what you think.
The County Durham Safeguarding Adults Inter-Agency Partnership is a range of public authorities who share a duty to keep adults in County Durham safe from abuse, harm and neglect.
Every day adults in County Durham suffer ill treatment in many different forms:
- domestic violence
- modern slavery
Many incidents are not reported so we are unable to offer support and protection. Adult protection aims to ensure that people's lives are free from violence, harassment, humiliation and degradation.
We have produced an easy read document that provides some general information about types of abuse and how to spot the signs.
Financial Abuse Video Case Study
The video below takes you through a video case study about financial abuse.
We know that we have to work together to be effective. We have a multi-agency Safeguarding Adults Board which includes people from leading statutory organisations to oversee this work:
The statutory agencies for SAB are:
- Durham Constabulary
- Children and Adults Services - Durham County Council
- Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group
- Primary Care - NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group
Other agencies include:
- Mental Health Services - Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Foundation Trust
- County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
- Age UK Durham
- Her Majesty's Prison Service
- Care Quality Commission
- National Probation Service
- NHS England
- The Fire Service
- Higher/Further Education
The Safeguarding Adults Board has an independent chair.
Communication and Engagement Strategy
We have produced the following Communication and Engagement Strategy. This strategy set out what we will do to improve engagement and raise awareness, promoting key messages about safeguarding adults.
Our Annual report contains an overview of our work and achievements over the last 12 months. Download our latest SAB Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF, 2Mb).