Safeguarding Adults

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“If you see something, say something”

Don’t be afraid to report abuse!

Contact the Safeguarding Team on 01803 219700 or email Safeguarding Alerts.

If you are concerned that a vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse, please do not ignore it. You can speak, in confidence, to the Safeguarding Adults Team.

If you feel someone is in immediate danger or there is an emergency situation, please call 999.

Watch the safeguarding film

In 2014, there were over 2700 safeguarding adult abuse concerns reported to Torbay and Devon Local Safeguarding Adults teams.

Central to our message is “safeguarding is everyone’s business… If you see something, say something”. The film below was commissioned by Torbay’s and Devon’s Safeguarding Adults Boards. It is an adaptation of a film originally commissioned by Cornwall Council and has been produced by film maker and former Royal Marine, Mark Hewitt.

Members of the public and local organisations are encouraged to download the promotional material, put them up in public areas and to follow social media feeds.

Anyone who is concerned that a vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse can speak in confidence to one of the Safeguarding Adults Teams.

Anyone who suspects that a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger or if there is an emergency situation should call 999.

For information on the different types of abuse, go to recognising abuse.


The posters are in the Adobe PDF format. To view, click on the links below. To download a copy, click the right mouse button on the link and use the ‘Save Target As…’ or ‘Save Link As…’ option to save the file to your computer.

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