Professionals working with adults - If you have concerns that an adult may have suffered abuse, complete a SET SAF1 Form or call Social Care Direct on 0345 603 7630.

SET Guidelines

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Safeguarding Adult Guidelines can be accessed here.


The Adult Alert form (SET SAF1) can be used by anyone to begin the adult safeguarding process.

The form should be used to record any specific concerns or incidents that relate directly to the care or welfare of an adult. The form must be used whenever there are concerns that may identify possible abuse against an individual. The form should only be completed in respect of the alleged victim.

Guidance for completing the SETSAF 1 can be found here.

SET SAF Risk Form

Risks must be identified, in partnership with the person involved in the safeguarding procedures where they have capacity, or with an appropriate person working in “best interests”.

Guidance for completing the SET SAF Risk Form can be found here.

DASH Risk Form

The common Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence (DASH 2009) Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model.

Children and Families Request for Support (RFS) form

To access Children and Families Services for the whole family, the RFS form must be used (this replaces the ECC999 form.)

Body Charts

This chart is a useful and simple way of recording injuries as an aid to later diagnosis.