Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 takes place from Monday 20 – Friday 24 November 2023.
During Safeguarding Adults Week 2023, we are focusing on how you can prioritise the welfare and wellbeing of yourself and others. Learn more about this year’s key themes.
It’s an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim is to highlight key safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice. Each day, we’ll be focusing on a different safeguarding theme which relates to how individuals and organisations can safeguard themselves and others.
Below, find some free resources to help you start some vital conversations online. We’ll update this page in the months leading up to the week. So bookmark this page to stay informed! You can also sign up to receive email updates here.
Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 – Events
Monday 20th November, 10-11am: ‘Who’s looking after the people looking after the people?’ Ian Braid will lead a session about how individuals can look after their own wellbeing when supporting others.
Monday 20th November, 1.30-3pm: Ann Craft Trust Seminar and AGM. We will be joined by two organisations who will discuss how they’ve embedded safeguarding adults into their organisation.
Tuesday 21st November, 10-11am: Let’s Start Talking – Taking The Lead on Safer Cultures in Your Organisation. Laura Thorpe will set-out what makes a safer culture and provide participants with the space to reflect on the culture within their organisation.
Wednesday 22 November, 9am – 4pm: Looking After Yourself & Others: Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults Conference 2023. Our conference provides a selection of informative keynotes and workshops that enable you to learn about effective techniques for safeguarding the wellbeing of yourself, your staff and the people you support.
Friday 24th November, 10-11am: Developing Boccia England’s ‘Your Wellbeing Toolkit’. We will be joined by Boccia England to learn about the creation of their wellbeing toolkit. This will be followed by a discussion about how to support the wellbeing of players, volunteers and staff in sport and activity organisations.
All seminars can be booked online: https://www.anncrafttrust.org/events/
Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 – Resources
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Social Media Schedule for SAW 2023!
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Monday: What’s My Role in Safeguarding Adults?
- Read our blog ‘What is my role in safeguarding adults?’
- Watch our short video to increase your understanding about the term safeguarding adults.
- Attend our seminar on Monday 20 November to hear how organisations understand their role in safeguarding.
- Watch our video about the role of safeguarding adults in sport and activity.
Tuesday: Let’s Start Talking – Taking The Lead on Safeguarding in Your Organisation
- Take a look at our conversation starters to help you introduce a discussion about safer cultures in your organisation.
- 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.
- Attend our free seminar ‘Let’s Start Talking – Taking The Lead on Safer Cultures in Your Organisation’
Wednesday: Who Cares For The Carers? Secondary and Vicarious Trauma
- Learn more about what vicarious and secondary trauma is using the BMA’s guide.
- Take a look at Mind’s guide aimed to support those working in the media sector.
- Read our guide about taking care of your wellbeing when working remotely.
- Attend our event ‘Who’s looking after the people looking after the people?’ on Monday 20 November.
Thursday: Adopting a Trauma Informed approach to Safeguarding Adults
- The Scottish Government have produced a toolkit to support practitioners to adopt a trauma-informed approach.
- Young Minds have developed a toolkit for practitioners working with young people to address trauma .
- One Small Thing are speaking at our conference and have developed a trauma informed network for practitioners.
Friday: Listen, Learn, Lead – Co-Production With Experts by Experience
- Read our blog about safeguarding adults and co-production.
- The Social Care Institute for Excellence have a wealth of webinars, blogs and resources to support practitioners with developing best practice in co-production.