Our purpose is to work together to prevent abuse and neglect in Walsall.
The board aims to ensure that adults with care and support needs have the right to be safe and live free from the fear of harm!
No one has to live with abuse.
We can make it stop. We need you to tell us about it.
This website aims to give both the public and professionals a range of advice and information to make people more aware of adult abuse and what to do about it.
Care Act 2014 and Making Safeguarding Personal
Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 came into force on 1st April 2015; this establishes a clear legal framework for how local authorities and other statutory agencies should protect adults with care and support needs who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
New duties include the Local Authority’s duty to make enquiries or cause them to be made, to establish a Safeguarding Adults Board; statutory members are the Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Police. Safeguarding Adults Board must arrange Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) as per defined criteria; publish an annual report and strategic plan. All these initiatives are designed to ensure greater multi-agency collaboration as a means of transforming adult social care.
Making Safeguarding Personal requires all agencies to evidence that the person’s wishes and feelings are central to the development of outcome focused safeguarding, which balances the need for safety with the person’s views on quality of life.
What do I do if I am concerned?
If you or someone you know is being abused, we can help. Please contact us. We will work with you and listen to you.
Walsall Social Care and Inclusion
Abuse is often a crime. If you think a crime has been committed contact Walsall Police.
If there is a medical emergency, other danger to life or risk of imminent injury, or if a crime is in progress you should call 999 for the appropriate emergency response.
To report crime or anti-social behaviour, to contact your local police station or to get police assistance in a non-emergency dial 101.
For all other police enquiries dial 0345 113 5000