Keeping Safe

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This page is about keeping people safe.
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People with learning disabilities have the same rights as everyone else.
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People should treat you with respect. They should not abuse you.

Abuse is when someone does something or says something that makes you upset or scared.

 

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What can I do if it happens to me or to someone I know?

If you think you have been abused or if someone is making you unhappy then tell someone you trust straight away.

You could tell:

  • A good friend or your family
  • A teacher
  • A social worker or support worker
  • An advocate
  • A doctor or nurse
  • Someone from your church, Synagogue, mosque or temple
  • A police officer
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It is a good idea to write down what has happened.

You may need to ask a person you trust to help you.

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How can I find out more?

As well as talking to a person you trust, you can contact Adult Social Care on 01702 215008.  The email address is council@southend.gov.uk

If you need to talk to someone when the office is closed (for example in the evening or at the weekend) then telephone: 0845 606 1212.

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We have made a booklet.  It says what adult abuse is.

If you want a copy then click here.

forced marriage booklet

 

We have also made another booklet.  It says what Forced Marriage is.

If you want a copy then click here.

Page last updated: 08/06/2017