WORLD Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which takes place on Monday, 15 June, is all about making it clear that safeguarding adults – especially the elderly – is everyone’s responsibility.
Tameside Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board (TASPB) believes financial and material abuse continues to be under-reported. Only 9% of cases recorded by TASPB that required further enquiries were related to this in 2019.
This year, the board is working closely with the Community Safety Partnership to raise awareness and work with partner organisations, staff and the wider community to make the safeguarding of adults something that’s everyone’s business.
The message is forcefully put in this video which has been produced to raise awareness of adult abuse: https://youtu.be/EoObdIL_AI0
Cllr Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council’s executive member for adult social care, said: “We all need to play our part in supporting vulnerable members of the community. If you see or suspect adult abuse please call the number below as soon as possible and report it to our team.”
Purple is the colour associated with the campaign and purple-themed events will be taking place throughout the week starting 15 June. People are also asked to show their support by wearing purple and there’s also a purple quiz you can try at www.tameside.gov.uk/adultabuse/news#tasp
Please get involved. Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share them on the TASPB web page.
If you want to find out more about safeguarding adults in Tameside visit www.tameside.gov.uk/socialcare/adultabuse
To report any safeguarding concerns contact Adult Social Care 0161 922 4888.