National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 will take place 18-24 November.
For the 2019 National Safeguarding Adults Week, we’re collaborating with The SAB Manager Network and The University of Nottingham. We aim to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults – so we can be better, together.
Each day will be focused on a different safeguarding adults at risk issue.
How can I get involved? We have put together a range of resources to help you raise awareness and get involved in the week.
National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 – Key Themes
Each day of the week we’ll focus on a different safeguarding theme:
- Monday- Modern Slavery
- Tuesday- Self Neglect
- Wednesday- Domestic Abuse
- Thursday- Ann Craft Trust Conference & My role in Safeguarding
- Friday- Transforming Care
- Saturday & Sunday- Safeguarding adults in sport and activity
Let everyone know you’re supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 – Download and print your National Safeguarding Adults Week Poster.
Over the next few weeks we will publish resources to help you find out more about the week’s key themes.
How to Get Involved
Come to the Ann Craft Trust Annual Seminar, Spotlight on Safeguarding
Held during National Safeguarding Adults Week, we’ll be focusing on some of the key safeguarding adults issues covered in the awareness week.
We are delighted to be hosting the following speakers and sessions at the event:
- Dr Alison Gardner- Recognising modern slavery and exploitation in social care
- Sir Norman Lamb- Transforming Care
- Professor Anita Franklin- We Matter Too! Findings from research looking at domestic abuse and people with learning disabilities
- Catherine Edginton, Senior Safeguarding Lead, The Charity Commission
Each session will include time for questions and opportunities to share best practice with colleagues across the sector through roundtable discussion.
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
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.