Black, Asian Minority Ethnic population and Safeguarding across Adult Social Care

This survey was designed in consultation with members of the Race Equality Group in Sutton to ensure we captured the concerns within the BAME community regarding the adult safeguarding process.

This survey was commissioned by the Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB).  The SSAB is a partnership of the local authority, Clinical Commissioning Group, Police, Fire Service, Hospitals, Housing and Voluntary organisations. The board members work together to increase the awareness of safeguarding (keeping individuals safe from abuse and neglect) across the borough and improve practice across members.

We knew from our data that the number of safeguardings is not representative of our population. The data tells us that BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Sutton residents are underrepresented in the data.

The SSAB recognises that this situation needs to be addressed and is looking to carry out a survey which will inform the work going forward and address some of the issues around cultural bias towards these communities.  This survey marks the start of this conversation which will inform the work going forward and address some of the issues around cultural bias towards these communities. 

This short survey is a starting point to giving us some idea of the current situation in Sutton. Thank you for taking time to complete this survey.

Practitioners / Professionals - nurses, social workers, carers, therapists.
Racial Bias - behaviours and beliefs held by individuals who are often in positions of authority towards individuals who are members of an ethnic minority.

Adult Safeguarding and types of abuse: Physical abuse/ Domestic violence or abuse/Sexual abuse/Psychological or emotional abuse/Financial or material abuse/Modern slavery/Discriminatory abuse/Organisational or institutional abuse/ Neglect or acts of omission/Self-neglect 

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea shared this video with us carried out by their residents who have gone through a safeguarding - https://youtu.be/-nJGAYZJ7D

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* 1. What if any racial bias do you think practitioners (nurses, social workers, carers, therapists) perceive towards your community?

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* 2. How do you think this can be addressed?

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* 3. What are the key things these practitioners should know about your communities?

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* 4. What if any barriers prevent you and your community from reaching out and working with those agencies to prevent abuse, neglect or respond to it?

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* 5. Can your family access support and assistance?

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* 6. Do you know what to expect when you have a safeguarding concern?

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* 7. What information would assist you in raising a concern?

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* 8. What are the best ways of sharing this information with you

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* 9. What should we do to encourage people from all communities to raise concerns when they witness or experience abuse or neglect?

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* 10. How can the Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board help?

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* 11. About you - Are you a Sutton resident?

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* 13. How would you describe your ethnic group or back ground

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* 14. Which of the following best describes your gender?

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