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Thurrock Safeguarding Adults Board hosts annual conference

Professionals, service providers and agencies with an interest in adult safeguarding came together for Thurrock Safeguarding Adult Board's (TSAB) annual conference on Tuesday 9 October.

Hosted by TSAB – whose core members are; Essex Police, Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group and Thurrock Council – the conference at the Civic Hall, Grays, was an opportunity to bring together stakeholders from across the borough sharing best practice to safeguard adults in Thurrock that they care for.

Key topics included:

  • gaining a better understanding of what adult safeguarding is, where to access information and support and providers respective roles and responsibilities
  • the types and signs of adult abuse
  • best practice regarding Mental Capacity and decision making for people who lack mental capacity
  • improve knowledge around workforce development and opportunities to access resources
  • managing the complexities around dementia care

Cllr Sue Little, portfolio holder for social care, said: "Today's conference has been a great opportunity to talk about adult safeguarding, raising awareness with partners on the signs of abuse for adults and discussing the challenges of managing care for people with complex needs.

"By working together we can help adults in Thurrock live a life free from harm, where the community has a culture that does not tolerate abuse and instead works together to prevent abuse and know what to do when abuse is suspected or happens."

For more information on TSAB, go to or if you suspect adult abuse is happening to someone you know, don’t want until you are sure, report it today by calling Thurrock First on 01375 511 000.


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