South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of health services across South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland.
We work to safeguard adults in partnership with each locality Safeguarding Adult Social Care Services to promote the independence and dignity of ill or disabled and vulnerable adults. Making sure that people can get the support they need to help them to continue to live in the way they want.
We do this by:
We work closely with the local South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland Safeguarding Adults Units to assess, and manage safeguarding issues, working to provide safe measures for adults at risk.
What do we mean by ‘adult at risk’?
‘Adult at risk’ replaces the term ‘vulnerable adult’.
Any adult can be abused, but only an adult at risk will be able to get help through the safeguarding adults process.
An adult at risk - or vulnerable adult - is someone
What do we mean by abuse and neglect?
Abuse and neglect are a violation of a person’s human and civil rights. Sometimes abuse and neglect can result in serious harm and even death.
Abuse can happen anywhere - in a person’s own home, in residential homes, in hospitals and even in public places. Abuse can be carried out by anyone.
What can we do about it?
Whoever you are, if you see, hear or know something that concerns you, and suspect that an adult at risk is being harmed or abused, you must report what you know. Doing nothing is not an option.
Single Point of Contact - New Safeguarding Children and Adults telephone contact number 0191 283 1374 between 8.30 - 5.00 Monday to Friday.
Adult Social Care links:
Safeguarding Adults Unit in South Tyneside
Hebburn Civic Centre
Campbell Park Road
Tyne and Wear
Phone: 0191 424 4049
If you suspect someone is being neglected or abused, or if you need help yourself, please contact us:
Phone: 0845 130 4959
Safeguarding Adults in Gateshead
Adult Social Care Direct
Tel: 0191 433 7033
Tel: 0191 433 3361
Safeguarding Adults in Sunderland
The Adult Services Department is located at: