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People are being encouraged to spot the signs of elderly abuse

Can you spot the signs of abuse?

Residents in Hull are being reminded on how they can play their part to protect vulnerable adults in the city.

As part of Adults Safeguarding Week, people across the county are being reminded of the role they can play in helping to prevent abuse.

Councillor Gwen Lunn, portfolio holder for adult services, said: “We all have a part to play in protecting our communities, now, more so than ever. Everyone should be aware of how they can prevent abuse, and we should all learn how to spot the signs, and the actions we should take if we do.

“The wellbeing of our vulnerable residents is one that we take very seriously, and we want to ensure that they have the best quality of life.”

The Hull Adult Safeguarding Board is the strategic leading body in Hull for safeguarding adults with care and support needs that may be suffering or at risk of abuse or neglect. The board aims to ensure that people are able to live life free from harm, where the community has a culture that does not tolerate abuse, works together to prevent abuse and knows what to do when abuse happens. Alongside this, a number of other events are also taking place to raise awareness on fraud, modern day slavery and domestic violence.

To report abuse or discuss a concern call: 01482 616092 and speak to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub or call 01482 300 304 after 5pm and at weekend.

Learn more about Adult Safeguarding Week here.

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