Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Links and Resources

Safeguarding Adults Week 2020

Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 will take place 16 – 22 November.

Each day of the week we’ll focus on a different safeguarding theme. These themes are broad, and each one covers many different areas of focus.

To help you prepare for the event, we’ve gathered a number of resources for each theme.

We designed these resources to spark conversations, and to help spread our message on social media.

We’ll be adding more resources as we get closer to the week itself. So watch this space for updates!

Plus, these themes are not exhaustive. Our aim is to highlight certain causes, and to start some vital conversations. But if you want to use Safeguarding Adults Week to talk about a different aspect of safeguarding, please do so!

We’d love to hear about your plans for this year’s Safeguarding Adults Week. And don’t forget to use our #SafeguardingAdultsWeek hashtag when posting to social media!

General Safeguarding Adults Week Resources

Show you’re supporting Safeguarding Adults Week 2020!

Download your A4 poster here.

Use our pre-written social media posts to raise awareness of the key topics we will be discussing throughout the week.

Plus, post these images on social media, or even on your website:

Safeguarding Adults Week Social Sticker

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Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Key Themes Resources

Monday – Safeguarding and Wellbeing 

A4 fact-sheet. Download here.

Period poverty, safeguarding and personal wellbeing. Read more.

Mind’s mental health and wellbeing hub. Access here.

How can you safeguard your wellbeing during the Covid-19 Pandemic? Read more.

Working from home and self care. Discover our top tips.

We have worked with Mind to provide a toolkit for supporting adults with mental health challenges in sport and activity.

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Tuesday – Adult Grooming & Exploitation

A4 fact-sheet. Download here.

How to spot the signs of adult grooming. Read more.

A short guide to staying safe online. Read more.

Understanding financial abuse. Read more.

An introduction to predatory marriage podcast. Listen here.

Am I Being Groomed? Read more.

Catching the Catfish: Adult Grooming. Read more.

The Survivors UK guide to Adult Grooming. Read more.

Book onto our free ‘Discussing Adult Grooming Seminar’

Predatory Marriage – A Concerned Relative Writes to The Guardian. Read more.

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Wednesday – Understanding Safeguarding Legislation

A4 fact-sheet. Download here.

An introduction to key safeguarding legislation and initiatives. Read more.

An introduction to the Sexual Offences Act. Read more.

The NHS guide to the Mental Capacity Act. Read more.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (video). Watch here.

An introduction to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Read more.

The Disclosure and Barring Service overview. Read more.

The Social Care guide to Care and Support Statutory Guidance. Read more.

A brief introduction to Making Safeguarding Personal. Read more.

Download our safeguarding adults policy and procedures template for your sports club or organisation.

Watch this short video to learn more about safeguarding adults in sport.

Listen to one of our ‘Safeguarding Matters Podcasts’ featuring discussions including, how to make safeguarding personal and what is the mental capacity act (MCA)?

Test your safeguarding knowledge by completing our safeguarding checklist!

Listen to ACT’s Nicola Dean speaking with Katie and Andrea from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) about the challenges of designing and implementing safeguarding policies and procedures and their new online “What To Do If You’re Worried” resource.

Listen to our latest podcast featuring ACT CEO Deborah Kitson and Law student Anna-Maria Poku: ‘Lockdown, Article 8 and The Human Rights Act’ .

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Thursday – Creating Safer Places

A4 fact-sheet. Download here.

Creating Safer Spaces For Women and Girls in Ghana: Anna-Maria Poku discusses the issues surrounding safeguarding women and girls in Ghana. Read more.

What is my role in safeguarding? Video. Watch here.

The KnowHow NCVO Safeguarding Hub. Access here.

Learn more about your role in safeguarding. Read more.

Why does your organisation need a safeguarding policy? Learn more.

Safeguarding, young people and virtual delivery: Creating safer online spaces. Read more.

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Friday – Organisational Abuse

A4 fact-sheet. Download here.

Interactive Case Studies. We have put together a sample of case studies to facilitate conversations about good and poor practice within residential settings.

Listen to ACT’s Listen Curtis talking with Bethany’s Dad about his daughter’s experience of organisational abuse.

Organisational abuse: Signs, symptoms, and solutions. Read more.

A Review of Leadership and Governance at Muckamore Abbey Hospital. Learn more.

Improving Lives and Addressing Abuse: Commissioning for Change. Read more.

Athlete Voice: Listening and valuing the people in your sport or activity. Read more.

Safer Faith, Safer Followers – An Introduction to Spiritual Abuse. Learn more.

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Saturday – Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity Resources Pack. Download here.

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity fact sheet. Download here.

Your sporting organisation might have safeguarding policies and procedures, but does anyone else know about them? Read more

The Essential Guide to Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity. Download here.

Get the ACT Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity monthly update. Sign up here.

The Safeguarding Adults in Sport Framework. Learn more.

We answer your common questions about safeguarding adults in sport. Read more.

Why are elite athletes considered a group who are at increased risk of harm and abuse? Learn more.

Download our safeguarding adults policy and procedures template for your sports club or organisation.

Listen to our Safeguarding in Sports Manager Kimberly Walsh discuss the importance of safeguarding adults in elite sport.

Sunday – Safeguarding in Your Community

How can you keep yourself safe when receiving voluntary support? Learn more.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Learn how to spot the signs and raise a concern if you are worried about someone in your community. Read more. 

Sports and activity clubs are at the centre of communities. Watch this video to learn more about safeguarding in sport.

Language Creates Reality: How Becca’s community project is revolutionising language use in health and social care. Learn more.

End the Awkward- It can be difficult to know how to talk about disability. Explore these free resources that offer support and advice to help end the awkward! Discover more.

Listen to our podcast with Francis Bridgeman, the head of Tunbridge Wells Flyerz, where we consider how community sports clubs have responded to the pandemic.

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