Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 – Links, Resources and More

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 live in Wales, look out for regional events hosted by the Welsh Safeguarding Boards during the week. We’ll have Welsh translations of our resources available soon.

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!

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:

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.

Download our Sample Social Media Schedule for Safeguarding Adults Week 2022

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

Tuesday:  Self-Neglect

The term “self-neglect” covers a wide range of behaviour neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings.

Wednesday: Creating Safer Organisational Cultures

Thursday: Elder Abuse

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