Safeguarding in Challenging Times: How have Covid-19 measures affected adults at risk?

Where is it?

Online- You will be sent an invite to attend via Microsoft Teams. The seminar will take place from 2-3pm,

When is it?

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

In this Safeguarding in Challenging Times Seminar, our Safeguarding Adults at Risk Manager Laura Thorpe will be exploring how Covid-19 measures have impacted adults at risk.

The Seminar

The whole session should take around 40 minutes. The seminar is free to join. Just register for your place below, and we’ll be in touch with instructions on how to join via Microsoft Teams.

Laura will begin the seminar by considering how adults have risk have been impacted over the last three months. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and share best practice with colleagues.

How have Covid-19 measures affected adults at risk?

Wednesday 8 July

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

What will we discuss?

In this session Laura will be looking at the impact that Covid-19 has had on the lives of adults at risk. There will be a focus on how the measures have impacted adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and visual and auditory impairments.

Laura will explore the following questions in the seminar:

  • Lockdown has been difficult for all of society, but have the measures been particularly difficult for adults at risk?
  • How have adults at risk been treated in health care?
  • What challenges have services had?
  • And what positive outcomes have been created as a result of the ‘new normal’?


What Other Safeguarding Issues Can We Talk About?

Changes in legislation and the current lockdown will pose a challenge for any safeguarding champion.  Every Wednesday we will host a dedicated safeguarding hour on Twitter. This is an opportunity to ask questions and get the support from the wider safeguarding community online.

To join in, just use the hashtag #ACTSafeguardingHour.


ACT Safeguarding Hour

Join us 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Every Wednesday.


Tag your question with #ACTSafeguardingHour




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