With a couple of weeks to go before Safeguarding Adults Week 2021, we are delighted with the number organisations pledging their support.
This year, the week is focused on the theme ‘Creating Safer Cultures’. Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, whilst simultaneously ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place so that safeguarding concerns that are raised, are recognised and responded to effectively.
Each day, we will focus on a specific topic to facilitate conversations around the theme of creating safer cultures.
So far, 811 organisations have committed to supporting the week!
We are excited to see so many organisations and individuals coming together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. We hope the week will facilitate conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice.
How are Organisations Getting Involved?
We have loved hearing about how our supporters intend to raise awareness during the week. It is not possible to share all of the incredible events and initiatives organisations have developed in this space. Nevertheless, we hugely appreciate how hard individuals and organisations have worked to support the week in what has been a challenging year.
Below, we have shared a few examples of how organisations will be raising awareness of topics related to safeguarding adults during the week. We hope these will give you some ideas about how you can get involved!
- Sense is encouraging managers to attend Safeguarding for Managers MSP training and encouraging staff to upskill their knowledge through eLearning modules on adult grooming, use of language and mental capacity.
- Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board have organised a range of bitesize, online learning opportunities for local practitioners during the week.
- Essex Safeguarding Adults Board are launching a social media campaign to raise awareness of safeguarding issues during the week.
- Cornwall Air Ambulance are launching their new safeguarding policy during the week.
- Active Sussex are sharing information about safeguarding adults through their social media channels.
- Housing 21 are working with their Safeguarding Champions to run training sessions for their teams and separate sessions for the residents and their families.
- HMP PARC and G4S HC Services are joining forces to relaunch its polices and processes around Safeguarding during the week.
- Defence Academy Golf Club are raising awareness by including safeguarding notices at each tee. The notices will include a small piece of information or a question that relates to safeguarding adults.
- South Wales Police will be running face-to-face stalls to raise awareness about safeguarding adults in the local community.
- The Guide Dogs charity is running a series of bite sized workshops along with staff training focused on safeguarding adults being everyone’s responsibility.
Show Your Support!
There is no one way to get involved in the week. We are providing free online seminars and free resources that you can share within your organisations or via social media. You can also create your own resources or use the week to attend safeguarding adults training to develop your knowledge.
However you decide to support the week, we would love to hear about your initiatives. You can use the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek and tag us @AnnCraftTrust if you are sharing your events and resources on social media.
For further inspiration, take a look at our free podcasts, posters, blogs and twitter templates that are available for you to use during the week!