Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board newsletter

coventry safeguarding adults board

November 2022

Welcome from the Independent Chair

Derek B

"Welcome to the November edition of the CSAB newsletter. We always aim to make our updates relevant and of value to all our partners across the city in your work with our vulnerable adults, and I think the content in this bulletin does just that. There are useful items on the cost of living pressures and how to find help and support and other practical information pieces."


Energy advice training

We recently held a training session with Act on Energy, an energy advice charity, that we have recorded for further use.

The session covered key issues including:

    • What is Fuel Poverty – and its impact
    • Understanding the Energy Crisis, inc. a global and UK perspective, the price cap and why this is happening
    • What help is available now
    • Longer term solutions

Watch the video

Cost of living

The rising #CostOfLiving is a very real situation that’s already affecting many families in Coventry.

Please don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you need it.

The council offers lots of friendly advice and support.

Adult Social Care Information Day

Coventry City Council's Adult Social Care Services held the information day to offer people the chance to find out more about care services in the city.

A number of services were featured, and it is hoped that more will be held throughout the city over the course of the year.

Staff was on hand to explain things like support if you are a carer or advice on energy saving and keeping warm in the home. 

Examples of just some of the services the Council's Adult Social Care and its partners can provide include:

  • Having a social care assessment and what to expect
  • Support if you're caring for someone
  • Technology, equipment and adaptations that can support
  • How to get involved and make a difference
  • Advice on energy and keeping warm
  • Paying for care and what to expect
  • Benefits advice
  • Working in Adult Social Care
  • Shared Lives

As part of the event, visitors could pick up a copy of the latest adult social annual report, care report and copies of the adult social care offer.

Safeguarding Adults Week

SAW-2022 (003)

This year’s Safeguarding Adults Week took place between Monday 21 November and Sunday 27 November 2022.

The theme for the week was responding to Contemporary Safeguarding Challenges, with daily themes being:

  • Monday: Exploitation and County Lines
  • Tuesday: Self-Neglect
  • Wednesday: Creating Safer Organisational Cultures
  • Thursday: Elder Abuse
  • Friday: Domestic Abuse in Tech-Society
  • Saturday and Sunday: Safeguarding in Everyday Life

We posted on social media throughout the week. 

Adult Social Care Local Account

Read the latest local account.

Safeguarding Adults Board poster

Download our new poster.

Contact details

Safeguarding Adults - it’s everyone’s business

The City Council website provides additional information on adult safeguarding:

Safeguarding Adults webpage.

If you have concerns about safety and how others treat you/someone else, contact:

Adult Social Care
Tel: 024 7683 3003

Mental Health - Single Point of Entry
Tel: 0300 200 0011

You can also get in touch with the Safeguarding Boards Team regarding matters relating to the Safeguarding Adults Board:

Tel: 024 7697 5477