Adult safeguarding board launches online advice

10 June 2014

A new website aims to help older and vulnerable people stay safe.

The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board has launched the online guide to help local people be better informed about adult safeguarding - what it is and what the board is doing to tackle abuse.

The process of helping vulnerable adults to keep themselves safe, or putting in place plans to help protect people who cannot protect themselves, is called 'safeguarding adults'.

To find out out more go to www.bfsapb.org.uk

Cllr Dale Birch, the council's executive member for adult services, health and housing, said: "This coming week, 15 June, we are marking World Elder Abuse Day. Everyone, regardless of age, has a right to live their life free from abuse. The abuse can be anything from bullying, neglect or taking advantage of someone financially, to violence and sexual abuse.

"This website offers practical help and information to everyone, from carers and professionals to friends and neighbours who suspect someone they know is at risk of abuse."

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