National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 took place 18-24 November.
For the 2019 National Safeguarding Adults Week, we collaborated with The SAB Manager Network and The University of Nottingham. We aimed to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults – so we can be better, together.
We were overwhelmed by the response we received.
We encouraged people to use the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek to talk about their activity during the week.
Using the Tweet Binder tool, we tracked how that hashtag performed over the course of the week.
So from 18-24 November, there were:
- 4,658 tweets
- Which reached 5,638,560 people
- And were seen 16,980,548 times
Our aim was to create a time where we can all focus on safeguarding adults. We ultimately reached nearly six million people. What’s more, critical safeguarding resources reached nearly 17 million people.
So on behalf of everyone at the Ann Craft Trust, a massive thank you to all who helped us get the word out!
Starting a National Conversation
Individuals and organisations across the country shared their activity on Twitter. We saw pop-up stalls in public places, a wealth of invaluable resources, and some fantastic videos. Many more shared our safeguarding resources, and it all helped to raise awareness of numerous key issues.
#SafeguardingAdultsWeek 2019 over and out 👏Thanks to the public, colleagues and our partners for the amazing support over the past week, the engagement has been overwhelming and we can proudly say that we have raised the profile on adults safeguarding, including in local press! pic.twitter.com/NE3pLsIU4a
— Warrington Safeguarding Partnerships (@Warrington_SP) November 25, 2019
SAFEGUARDING | It's National Safeguarding Adults week and the @AnnCraftTrust are helping to spread the word about adults at risk.
— Middlesex FA ⚽️ (@middxfa) November 24, 2019
The risk of #financialabuse may increase with age, meaning older people are more at risk, particularly those who have dementia or poor health. @DerPolFraud @DerbysScamWatch @AgeUK_DD @CitizensAdvice @AnnCraftTrust #BeFraudAware #SafeguardingAdultsWeek https://t.co/Yv1a2PgNBb pic.twitter.com/tq94PcpLoi
— Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (@DerbyshireSAB) November 23, 2019
We have a pop up stall outside Next in @HighChelmer today, raising awareness of #SafeguardingAdultsWeek.
Campaign resources are available as well as an opportunity to watch our vlogs. @AnnCraftTrust @thurrockcouncil @Southend_SAB pic.twitter.com/PvyqiYACzm
— Essex Safeguarding (@SafeguardEssex) November 23, 2019
Wow…over 70 #SafeguardingAdults promises have been written and hung on our tree this week for #derby #SafeguardingAdultsWeek it has been an awesome week of raising awareness and sharing knowledge #dignity #respect #DerbySafeguardingAdultsBoard @DerbyCC @l30crw @AnnCraftTrust pic.twitter.com/62KyfP2asJ
— Emily (@emilypeers) November 22, 2019
We've had a really positive #SafeguardingAdultsWeek @AnnCraftTrust we have been talking to practitioners about Making Safeguarding Personal and planning activities around adults safeguarding that will continue well into 2020. It's been a very enjoyable and productive week! pic.twitter.com/7YLu57NrZj
— Coventry Safeguarding Board & Partnership (@covCSCPandCSAB) November 22, 2019
#MakingSafeguardingPersonal is a sector led initiative which aims to develop an outcomes focus to safeguarding work, and a range of responses to support people to improve or resolve their circumstances and is at the centre of what we do! @WarringtonBC @WarringtonCCG @PoliceWarr pic.twitter.com/RPiaDZGu2o
— Warrington Safeguarding Partnerships (@Warrington_SP) November 22, 2019
Come and see us at our safeguarding stall this morning at @TeesActive #BillinghamForum we are sharing general safeguarding and safeguarding adults in sport literature, advice and awareness. #SafeguardingAdultsWeek @AnnCraftTrust @stocktoncouncil pic.twitter.com/Vv1zbB4Zjh
— TSAB (@TeeswideSAB) November 22, 2019
Lindsey from the North Hub Corporate Safeguarding team promoting #SafeguardingAdultsWeek at Parklands hospital this afternoon- Lindsey is discussing the Mental Capacity Act with a nursing apprentice with the CN team @Southern_NHSFT @Cazmac6 @AnnCraftTrust @hsab_hampshire pic.twitter.com/NhuaXxQU8R
— SHFT Safeguarding Children and Adults (@SHFTSgTeam) November 21, 2019
— Living Sport (@Living_Sport) November 21, 2019
For #nationalsafeguardingweek we are sharing a personal experience of Jane – a lady who was subject to a safeguard after hitting crisis point while caring for her son. @AnnCraftTrust https://t.co/0Ru5mBWggv
— Healthwatch Essex (@HWEssex) November 21, 2019
This week many of our teams @Choice_Support
have been sharing the message around safeguarding vulnerable adults from mate crime,domestic abuse, online crime & other possible risks.Great to see so many organisations getting involved in #SafeguardingAdultsWeek @anncrafttrust pic.twitter.com/8PkMNZ5ToZ
— Choice Support (@Choice_Support) November 21, 2019
— Board Manager (@SSASPBoard) November 21, 2019
We’re all set up now outside Thorntons and Cardzone @spinninggate from now until 2pm speaking to shoppers about National Safeguarding Adults Week #NSAW2019 #Safeguarding #TogetherAgainstAbuse @AnnCraftTrust pic.twitter.com/c6z7uuP60p
— Wigan SAB (@WiganSAB) November 21, 2019
— South Tyneside Safeguarding Partnership and SAB (@STSafeguarding) November 21, 2019
Today the domestic abuse services in Trafford are running a session at altrincham 10-12 @TraffLibraries and networking to explain their services. @tweet_tdas @TLC_Charity @TraffordRC @VictimSupport @AnnCraftTrust @gmpolice @TraffordCouncil @TraffordCCG #safeguardingadultsweek pic.twitter.com/fIIQbcWOcm
— Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership (@traffordsafe) November 20, 2019
Bev Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester talks about the importance of raising awareness of adult safeguarding during National Safeguarding Adults Week (18-24 November) #EyesandEars #TogetherAgainstAbuse #NSAW2019 @AnnCraftTrust pic.twitter.com/5Cv0huhwMs
— Wigan SAB (@WiganSAB) November 20, 2019
For much of the week, the University of Nottingham lit their Trent Building in ACT green:
The week also coincided with the ACT Annual Safeguarding Seminar and AGM. The day saw engaging talks from a number of expert speakers:
- 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.
We’ll produce a full summary of the 2019 ACT Safeguarding Seminar at a later date. As usual, we’ll also replicate the day’s talks in our next Quarterly Safeguarding Bulletin. Head here to subscribe.
We Cannot Thank You Enough!
We were quite overwhelmed by the response we received.
So no matter what you did to support Safeguarding Adults Week – whether you put on an event or simply retweeted someone else – we’d like to say a massive thank you.
Safeguarding Adults Week launched in 2018. To go from zero to nearly 17 million views in the space of a year is fantastic. And we could not have done it without you.
We want to make Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 even better! We’d love to hear your thoughts. Let us know what sort of themes you’d like us to cover, and what sort of resources you’d like us to produce. So get in touch!