Download your free Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 resources below.
Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 takes place Monday 21- Sunday 27 November.
It’s an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim is to start vital conversations and share best practice, so we can all be better together.
Each day we’ll be focusing on a different safeguarding theme to explore how we respond to contemporary safeguarding challenges. Learn more about the themes for the week!
Below are some resources to help you raise awareness and start conversations online. We’ll be updating this page in the months leading up to the week. So do check back periodically – or sign up to receive email updates here.
If you are based in Wales, Safeguarding Week is running from 16 – 20 November. The Ann Craft Trust are running a free event ‘Safeguarding Adults in Sport in Wales – Putting Policies and Procedures Into Practice’ as part of the week. The North Wales Safeguarding Board have a range of resources on their site available in English and Welsh.
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Safeguarding Adults Week- Events
To raise awareness during the week, we have a range of training sessions taking place. Join us to develop your safeguarding practice!
- Mon 21 Nov – Ann Craft Trust AGM & Free Self-Harm and Safeguarding Adults Seminar
- Wed 23 Nov – Acting Against Adult Exploitation Conference & 30th Anniversary Charity Dinner
- Friday 25 Nov – Free Seminar – Using the Power in Your Role to Create Safer and Stronger Cultures
Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 Posters
To give a short introduction to the various safeguarding themes, we’ve prepared posters for each day of the week:
- County Lines
- Elder Abuse
- Safeguarding in Everyday Life
- Safer Cultures
- Tech-Enabled Domestic Abuse
Social Media – Tweet Templates and Ideas
We’ve created a list of ideas you might share on social media throughout the week, with some tweet templates to get you started.
We’ve also produced a range of graphics on this page that you can share on social media. Click on the images below for full-size versions.
Monday: Exploitation and County Lines
- CrimeStoppers is an independent UK charity that allows anyone to share information anonymously. They’ve been campaigning on county lines since 2018.
- Read the National Crime Agency’s detailed primer on County Lines.
- Learn about the Home Office’s County Lines Programme.
- County Lines and Criminal Exploitation of UK University Students – University of Central Lancashire Report.
The term “self-neglect” covers a wide range of behaviour neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings.
- Read our blog, ‘What is Self-Neglect?’
- A brief introduction to Self-Neglect from The Social Care Institute for Excellence.
- Elsie’s Story – a short Self-Neglect case study.
Wednesday: Creating Safer Organisational Cultures
- Listen to our podcast with the Rugby Football Union to learn about the role of safe recruitment in creating safer cultures.
- Join our #SaferCultureSaferSport campaign
- Learn more about creating safer cultures in the health and social care sector.
- Complete our free safeguarding checklist to assess your organisation’s safeguarding practices!
- Download our training resources to support you with starting conversations about safeguarding best practice in your organisation.
Thursday: Elder Abuse
- HourGlass, the Safer Aging charity, is committed to stopping elder abuse. Take a look at some of their resources for safeguarding elderly people.
- Take a look at AgeUK’s hub of safeguarding resources.
- 7 Types of Elder Abuse and How to Prevent It. This is a US resource, so it may refer to legislation that doesn’t apply to the UK. But it still features lots of useful information.
Friday: Domestic Abuse in Tech-Society
This day marks the start of 16 Days of Action for Violence Against Women and Girls. So to support this campaign, we are raising awareness of the role technology has in exacerbating instances of domestic abuse.
- Refuge has published resources to support people at risk of tech-abuse.
- UCL have illustrated how smart devices present new risks for victims of domestic violence & abuse.
- SafeLives have produced a guide for practitioners to support them to have conversations with adults at risk about using technology safely.
- Explore our introduction to digital safeguarding guide which explains what digital safeguarding is and provides tips and advice for staying safe online.
- AVA, CAST and Comic Relief collaborated on a comprehensive Digital Safeguarding Resources Pack.
Saturday and Sunday: Safeguarding in Everyday Life
- Read our short guide – What Is My Role in Safeguarding – to find out how you can make a difference.
- Watch our short video guide to what you should do if you have safeguarding concerns.
- Read our guide – What Should I Say…? Responding to Personal Accounts About a Traumatic Experience.
- Explore our guide for advice about starting difficult conversations.