National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020

Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 will take place 16 – 22 November.

Safeguarding is everyone's business

Safeguarding is your business

It starts with you

Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Key Themes

Monday – Safeguarding and Wellbeing

There’s a strong link between safeguarding and mental and physical wellbeing. In short, if someone’s wellbeing is suffering, they may consider certain actions that put them at risk. We also know that the experience of and neglect has a negative effect on our lives. We’ll also share advice and resources that’ll help you keep your wellbeing in check, and to look out for your friends, your family, and others.

Tuesday – Adult Grooming

Grooming is a form of abuse that involves manipulating someone until they’re isolated, dependent, and more vulnerable to exploitation.

Wednesday – Understanding Safeguarding Legislation

All safeguarding matters are governed by certain legislation, including The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act, Social Services and Wellbeing Act (Wales), Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act. In the resources section of ann craft trust site, you’ll find an overview of numerous relevant laws and initiatives. But how well do you really understand safeguarding legislation?

Thursday – Creating Safer Places

This is a focus on safeguarding at a grassroots level. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. So we’re looking at ways everyone, from all walks of life, can help make the places they live, work and play safer for everyone. We’re asking you to consider: “What’s my role in safeguarding?”

Friday – Organisational Abuse

Organisational abuse includes neglect and poor care practice within a specific care setting. This could be a hospital or a care home, but also the care you receive in your own home.

Saturday – Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity remains one of our three main areas of focus as a charity. We encourage sport and activity organisations across the UK to get involved! Together, we can make sport and activity safer and more accessible for everyone.

Sunday – Safeguarding in Your Community

The overriding theme of Safeguarding Adults Week 2020? We all have a responsibility to be there for each other, and to look out for each other. We want communities to come together and to recognise our shared responsibilities towards keeping each other safe. Watch this space for more information!

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If you have a safeguarding concerns. If you think you or someone you know is being abused, or neglected you should contact our Safeguarding Team: or contact one of the numbers expressed above.

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