Steve Fuller with some of the awareness leaflets. Picture: Tony Jones.

A campaign has been launched to raise awareness in West Norfolk of adult abuse. 

Safeguarding Adults Week will be held to spread the key message of Speak Up.

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board has launched a new poster and leaflet campaign with this message prominently displayed.

On Wednesday, September 9, members of the public with concerns about adult abuse can talk to representatives from the  Western Locality Safeguarding Adults Partnership to discuss awareness and prevention within the community.

Steve Fuller, chairman of the partnership, explained abuse can take many forms from physical and emotional to neglect and modern slavery.

“Information will be available on what is abuse, who is at risk, what are signs of abuse and what you can do to help someone who you think is being abused,” said Mr Fuller, who is also the general manager of the Forward Day Centre Ltd in King’s Lynn.

In Lynn, look out for representatives of the partnership in the foyer of West Norfolk Borough Council offices from 10am to noon, in the reception area of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, at Boudicca Court, Dobbies/Tesco foyer on the Hardwick Industrial Estate from 10am to 2pm,The Fermoy Unit at the QEH from 9am to 11am and at Chatterton House from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Representatives will also be at  Waitrose  supermarket in Swaffham during the morning and at Tesco in Downham Market  in the afternoon.

PCSOs will also be in Lynn town centre during the day.

If you or someone you know is being abused, report it by calling 0344 800 8020.

More information about the campaign can be found at www.norfolk.gov.uk/speakup