Safeguarding Adults and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During these unprecedented times safeguarding our most vulnerable and at risk adults in Southampton has never been more important. The Southampton Safeguarding Adults Board is continuing to work in partnership to ensure an effective and timely response to safeguarding issues remain a priority during this crisis. On this page you will find links to local and national guidance and resources to support you as an individual, community member or practitioner.

Remember….STAY home, Protect the NHS, Save LIVES

Local guidance and support for Southampton Residents

Safeguarding Adults information poster – how to access and contact Southampton Adult Social Care Connect Single Point of Access (Safeguarding Adults)

Safeguarding Adults in Isolation information – Advice for Southampton residents and practitioners for safeguarding adults who are self isolating

Southampton City Council Information

  • Service Updates – core council services, benefits and staying well at home
  • Covid-19 Comunity Support Hub – if you are vulnerable or in critical need and are unable to identify family, friends or someone in your communnity to support you please contact the Southampton City Council COVID-19 Community Support Hub on the dedicated helpline number 023 8083 4800

SO:Linked Community Support Directory – online directory of support available in Southampton area

Solent Mind – A guide to your wellbeing and Coronavirus plus access to a special Coronavirus helpline for anyone struggling with their mental health at this time

Hampshire Police – information on policing response to Coronavirus plus how to report a crime online

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – Safe and Well Check Services for anhone who may have concerns about themselves or others with regard to risk of harm from fire

National Guidance and Advice

UK Government advice and Update on COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19: The Ethical Framework for Adult Social Care (Dept of H&SC Guidance)

Coronavirus (COVID-19); looking after people who lack mental capacity guidance (UK Government)

NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and symptom checker

Easy read guide to Coronavirus (MENCAP)

Support for Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse (UK Government) – includes national and local helplines

SCIE – Safeguarding Adults during the Coronavirus crisis – guidance for practitioners

Guidance note for Coronavirus Act and SEND 1st April 2020 – 39 Essex Chambers

Friends Against Scams Free E Learning – including specific information on Coronavirus scams

Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Coronavirus advice – 39 Essex Chambers