During the ongoing pandemic and intermittent lockdowns, there will be adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse and harm. The ongoing pandemic and lockdowns may increase the risk that a person is abused and there may be many reasons for this.

‘As with the first lockdown there will be adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse and harm. This second lockdown like the first may increase the risk that a person is abused and there may be many reasons for this.

It is critically important that we all remain vigilant to this threat and know what to do if
we have a safeguarding concern. Abuse can take many forms.

For anyone working in health, care, housing, policing, the community & voluntary sector and all members of the community safeguarding duties have NOT been changed or stood down due to this lockdown and we all have a vital role to play in raising concerns
if we have them. To help protect our communities and those at risk of abuse and harm we can all help by making sure we talk about this. Abuse thrives in secrecy.’

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB)

Find out for more information on safeguarding adults and how to report a concern.

Safeguarding referrals can be made by either calling 0344 800 8020 or if the person is not at immediate risk of harm, completing an online form.

The following links also contain a wealth of information

The following National & Local Support is also available in respect of domestic abuse

Norfolk Based Support

Leeway

Tel: 0300 561 0077
Email: referrals@leewaynwa.org.uk
Based in: Norwich, Broadland, Breckland, West Suffolk

Spurgeons

Tel: 01603 628122
Email: norwichconnect@spurgeons.org
Based in: Norwich

Orwell (Haven Project)

Tel: 0845 4674876/ 01508 533933
Based in: South Norfolk

Pandora

Based in: West Norfolk and North Norfolk
Live chat available Mon-Wed 1-3pm

Sue Lambert Trust

Tel: 01603 622406
Email: info@suelamberttrust.org
Based in: based Norwich and Great Yarmouth

4 Women’s Centre

Tel: 0300 131 7983
Email: 4womenreception@homegroup.org.uk
Based in: Wensum, Coast and Broads