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Keep Safe Week - A time to be safer and wiser

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08 February 2017

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Protecting vulnerable adults is the focus of a major drive being launched by Enfield Council to coincide with its annual “Keep Safe” week.

• Week of activity planned to protect vulnerable adults
• Events include modern slavery conference and scam awareness sessions
• Advice and support also available to carers
 
Protecting vulnerable adults is the focus of a major drive being launched by Enfield Council to coincide with its annual “Keep Safe” week.
 
A string of events have been organised between 20-24 February on subjects to help raise awareness and tackle issues ranging from modern slavery and scams and fraud against people over 50 to tackling hate crime and stopping financial abuse.
 
There will also be events designed to give carers advice and guidance about the support available and help on how to deal with the challenges they face and conferences and information sessions on how organisations can help improve their safeguarding processes.
 
Enfield’s ‘Keep Safe Week’ sets out to tell adults how they can protect themselves from abuse, get support and report any concerns.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care, Cllr Alev Cazimoglu, said, ““Deliberately harming or exploiting someone who cannot defend themselves is an appalling crime and we are determined to do all we can to help people recognise the signs of the many different types of abuse that can occur and to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.
 
“While we may recognise physical abuse, there are less obvious forms such as emotional or financial abuse where those at risk can be deceived into losing their money; neglected or tricked into false friendships."
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “It is important that we work with residents to raise awareness of the scams and illegal practices they may be exposed.
 
“We will not tolerate any form of fraud, hate crime or abuse and we will take firm action against such activity with our partners in the police whenever we identify it in order to secure a prosecution.”
 
To report any safeguarding concerns, call 020 8379 5212 or visit About safeguarding adults.