Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 Will Take Place 16 – 22 November.
What is Safeguarding Adults Week?
It’s a time when we can all come together to discuss safeguarding. We all have a right to a life that’s free from abuse. So safeguarding is a responsibility we all share.
Everyone, from all walks of life, should be aware of the role they can play in helping to prevent abuse. We should all know how to spot the signs of abuse, and the actions we should take if we spot any signs.
That’s what Safeguarding Adults Week is all about. We want to start a nationwide conversation about safeguarding – so we can all be better, together.
Safeguarding Adults Week 2019 was a huge success. We reached nearly six million people on Twitter alone. This year, we want to reach even more.
Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Key Themes
Every year, we use Safeguarding Adults Week to draw attention to certain key safeguarding themes.
We haven’t yet finalised the themes for 2020. We’ll do so in the coming weeks. But if you want a head start on planning your events and your outreach, here’s a sneak peak at some of the issues we’ll be focusing on this year:
- Organisational abuse.
- Adult grooming.
- Safeguarding laws and legislation.
- Safeguarding adults in sport and activity.
This year, we’d also like to highlight the importance of safeguarding at a grassroots level. Beyond staff, volunteers, trustees and practitioners – what can everyday people do to help prevent abuse?
Want to Support Safeguarding Adults Week 2020?
In the next few weeks, we’ll finalise our themes for Safeguarding Adults Week 2020. We’ll start putting resources together for each theme, and we’ll create a new sign-up form so you can receive updates direct to your inbox.
In the meantime, get in touch! Let us know what sort of resources would help you spread the word. And if you’re already making plans for this year’s Safeguarding Adults Week, we’d like to know about them! Tell us what you’ve got planned, and let us know how we can help you. Again: This is all about being better, together.
And remember to use our hashtag any time you talk about the week on social media: #SafeguardingAdultsWeek