National Safeguarding Adults Week

Where is it?


When is it?

Monday, 19th November, 2018

The National Safeguarding Adults Network are launching the first National Safeguarding Adults Week.

The Network includes members from Sense, Choice Support, Dimensions, Voiceability, United Response, Brandon Trust, MacIntyre, Advance, CVT and the Ann Craft Trust. The Network recognised that organisations around the UK have been creating their own safeguarding weeks through out the year and want to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults. So we can be better, together.

The week will involve national and regional organisations that support adults and a range of activities to raise awareness of Safeguarding Adults.

Safeguarding vulnerable people must always be a top priority. I am really pleased that Safeguarding Week gives us an opportunity to highlight the importance of this.

Norman Lamb, MP

Each day will be focused on a different safeguarding adults at risk issue and we’ll be releasing new resources and information about each in the build up to the week.

Let everyone know you’re supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week 2018 – Download and print your National Safeguarding Adults Week Poster

Disability Hate Crime

Monday 19th November
What is Disability Hate Crime?

Forced Marriage, the Prevent Agenda and Domestic Abuse

Tuesday 20th November
What is Forced Marriage?
What is the Prevent Agenda?
Disability & Domestic Abuse

Financial Abuse

Wednesday 21st November
What is Financial Abuse?
Keeping Safe from Financial Abuse

Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Seminar

Thursday 22nd November
Find out more about the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Seminar

Online Safety and Cyber Bullying

Friday 23rd November
What is Cyber Bullying?
How to Stay Safe Online

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November
What Sports Organisations Can do for National Safeguarding Adults Week
Safeguarding Adults in Sport Resource Pack


How to Get Involved


Raise awareness of key issues facing adults at risk

Help us raise awareness. Each day will focus on a different key issue from forced marriage to disability hate crime. You can help by:

  • Learning about the key issues from our resources and information
  • Share the resources within your organisation and to the people you support
  • Use the #SafeguardingAdultsWeek hashtag on social media to share our resources and let us know what you’re doing


Run safeguarding events and training

We want to give you the opportunity to focus on safeguarding adults at risk. You can use the National Safeguarding Adults Week to:

  • Identify key safeguarding issues and share these with your staff and people you support
  • Run an event or training session in your organisation to get you all up to date on the latest safeguarding news and updates
  • Understand your responsibilities in safeguarding adults at risk
  • Take time out to assess your policies and practices


Come to the Ann Craft Trust Annual Safeguarding Seminar & AGM

At the Ann Craft Trust we are running our seminar to coincide with the new week. The seminar will include best practice guidance and research focusing on each of the topics covered in the week.

Find out more and book your place.


Encourage an open discussion

Safeguarding adults is the responsibility of all organisations and true open discussion is needed to get it right. We want to encourage participation from all organisations from sports to health care providers and to encourage discussion about these issues with everyone they support.

We know that organisations around the UK have been creating their own safeguarding weeks – so we want to bring everyone together.  So we can be better, together.

As part of National Safeguarding Adults Week, Kent Sport are planning an event to help spread awareness and increase knowledge across the county.
This event will consist of a Safeguarding Adults in Sport workshop and Mental Health First Aid workshop delivered by local partners at Mind.

Nicola File, Kent Sport


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