Warrington Safeguarding Adults Board (WSAB)

Community information

The council has the lead responsibility for adult safeguarding in Warrington.  They work with a wide range of partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors to protect vulnerable adults.

This information below will help you to report abuse, as well as offering advice on how to keep safe. 

Useful Sources of Advice, Guidance and Support

My Adult Still my Child - This is a website that offers useful materials for parents or carers of adults (16+) who may not be able to make decisions. To access it please click the link - http://myadultstillmychild.co.uk/

The Herbert Protocol – This is an initiative by Cheshire Police to support those caring for anyone with dementia that may be at risk of going missing.  This link will take you to the Cheshire Police website where you can find a document to complete that can be handed to officers in the event of your loved one going missing to help ensure they are found swiftly and safely - https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/missing-persons/herbert-protocol/

Keeping People Safe - Suicide risk identification: This flowchart is aimed at volunteers, professionals and community groups who may identify concerns around suicide risk with people they work with or support.  The flowchart aims to offer guidance on questions to ask and steps to take.  It also contains useful local and online contacts that individuals can use for support around this issue.  Stepping Up Flowchart [pdf]

Mental Capacity – This is a document and a video aimed at professionals and Carers to help them to understand the Mental Capacity Act and how it should be followed when caring for someone with difficulty in making their own decisions.  Individuals can either read the document or watch the YouTube video to understand expectations on professionals.  This may support Carers to understand how professionals will try to respond to situations where the individual cannot make a decision themselves. Using the mental capacity act in the community [pdf]

Counter Terrorism Policing Helpful Advice - This document is intended to assist you to identify and respond to Suspicious Behaviour, identify and deal with Suspicious Items and respond to a Firearms or Weapons attack. Counter terrorism policing useful advice [pdf]. For further information visit: Gov.uk/nactso

Door Step Scams – This is where someone comes to your door and intends to exploit you through gaining access to your home.  We know that perpetrators have been targeting those over 65 years of age and that there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risk being exploited in this manner.  For more information please go to this webpage to see the most common types of scams and the steps to keep yourself safe - Age UK Advice

You will also find other useful guidance videos alongside this on the YouTube page.