Adult Safeguarding

Modern Slavery

Modern day slavery is closer than you think. It’s happening here in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It hides in plain sight in take-aways, hotels, car washes, nail bars and private homes . For further information specifically about modern slavery in this area, please see

Please keep your eyes open and if you see someone who you think is at risk of modern slavery, call the police on 101 at any time or the ERYC safeguarding adults team (see below).

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Safeguarding

If you think a vulnerable adult is in danger, at risk, is being mistreated or you have concerns about them, you should contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Council safeguarding adults team as soon as possible.

The ERYC safeguarding adults team can be contacted directly:
Tel: (01482) 396940
9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
9am – 4.30pm Friday
For out of hours enquires, contact the emergency duty team
Tel: (01377) 241273.

Who else may need to be informed?

If a vulnerable adult is suffering abuse and requires urgent attention because they are in immediate danger call the Police on 999 (emergency) or 101 (non emergency).
Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 03000 6161161
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Customer Service Centre on (01482) 393939

What would be a concern? What should I look out for? How do I know if someone needs safeguarding? Check out this website for lots more info. The 10 signs of abuse – physical, domestic, sexual, financial or material, psychological, neglect and acts of omission, self-neglect, discriminatory, organisational, modern day slavery.

Is my report confidential?

It is confidential and it can be reported  anonymously, although names are preferred if further details are required.

What if I am wrong and they do not need help?

We all make mistakes, doing nothing is not an option, You could always start by asking the person what or if they require help with.

Making Safeguarding Personal Programme (MSP)

Making Safeguarding Personal in its simplest form means putting the person at the centre of everything we do during a safeguarding enquiry from the very beginning to the very end.

The Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) programme has been running since 2010. The Care Act 2014 guidance required adult safeguarding practice to be person led and outcome focused, aiming towards resolution or recovery.

This embodies the MSP approach. During 2014/15 the programme was mainstreamed with all local authorities supported to develop plans to implement the MSP approach to adult safeguarding, through regional workshops and direct contact with the MSP project support team.

The 2014/15 MSP programme was evaluated nationally and the findings indicated that many places were still in the early stages of their MSP journey. Some councils had been absorbed with implementing the broader approaches to the Care Act 2014 and this work had led to them putting MSP on hold.  ADASS fully supports the MSP approach and wants to see it fully implemented in all councils.

How has this been implemented in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

Here, in the East Riding, ERSAB is striving to develop a safeguarding culture that focuses on the personalised outcomes desired by people with care and support needs who may have been abused.