Get Ready for National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019!

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 will take place 18-22 November.

After a successful launch in 2018, we’re pleased to announce the return of National Safeguarding Adults Week.

This time we’ve partnered with The SAB Manager Network and The University of Nottingham. Our aim is to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults – so we can be better, together.

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

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 – Key Themes

Each day of the week we’ll focus on a different safeguarding theme. Expect to see lots of discussion about the following:

  • Self-neglect
  • Modern slavery
  • Online bullying and cyber security
  • Disability hate crime
  • Financial abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • The Prevent Agenda
  • Safeguarding adults in sport and activity

We’ll provide more details of the key themes of the week a little closer to the time.

Building on Last Year’s Success

Last year’s first National Safeguarding Adults Week was a huge success. We are pleased to be holding it again, and in partnership with the University and the SAB Manager Network.

We hope to build on last year’s success. We want even more people involved and participating in events during the week to raise awareness of these important themes.

– Deborah Kitson, Ann Craft Trust CEO.

We are delighted with the work of the Ann Craft Trust and very pleased that the Trust is hosting this important week, which serves a vital function in raising awareness for safeguarding adults.

– Professor Todd Landman, FRSA, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Social Sciences.

We are greatly appreciative of the work ACT did last year to establish National Safeguarding Adults Week and Boards across the country are looking forward to supporting the week this year and in years to come.

– Steven Turner, National Coordinator of the Safeguarding Adults Board Manager Network.

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

Like last year, we’re running our seminar to coincide with the week. The seminar will include best practice guidance and research focusing on each of the topics covered in the week.

The seminar will take place on Thursday November 21. Watch this space for details.

Encourage an open discussion

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