There will be a national test of the UK's new Emergency Alerts system on Sunday 23 April at 3pm. The test alert will be sent to most mobile phones across the UK. Devices will make a distinct, siren-like sound for up to 10 seconds, including on phones switched to silent mode. Phones will also vibrate and display a message about the test.
Vulnerable young women and girls in Gateshead at risk of gang exploitation will have access to new support, thanks to new specialist funding from the Home Office.
Residents in Gateshead are being encouraged to find out more about important safeguarding issues in the community this Safeguarding Adults Week (21-27 November).
The Safeguarding Adults Board have produced a new poster and visual media advert (which can be used on TV screens in public buildings) to raise awareness about the 10 categories of abuse and neglect within Adult Safeguarding.