Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 will take place from 15- 21 November 2021 – ‘Creating Safer Cultures’
Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim is to highlight safeguarding key issues, facilitate conversations and to raise awareness of safeguarding best practice. So we can all be better together.
We hope the week will enable more organisations and individuals to feel confident in recognising signs of abuse and neglect and recording and reporting safeguarding concerns.
Watch Ann Craft's short video to learn more about what safeguarding is - Click Here to view.
Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 Theme – ‘Creating Safer Cultures’
The National theme for Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’.
Each day will focus on a specific topic to facilitate conversations around the theme of creating safer cultures.
As part of the week Ann Craft are also hosting their ‘Grooming and Exploitation: Opening Eyes and Minds Conference’ on Thursday 18 November. Bookings for the conference are now open!
What do we mean by Safer Cultures?
Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, whilst simultaneously ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place so that safeguarding concerns that are raised, are recognised and responded to effectively.
What do Safer Cultures Look Like?
Listening - organisations should listen to members and create an environment where people’s concerns are listened to and addressed appropriately (be that service users, participants, volunteers or employees). Individuals should feel confident about how to respond to, report and refer any safeguarding concerns either within their organisation or community.
Leading – organisations should ensure they have the correct policies and procedures in place to minimise the risk of harm and to respond effectively should concerns be raised. This could include having a detailed safeguarding policy and ensuring that staff and volunteers receive regular safeguarding training.
Learning - it is important that organisations, and individuals within them, take the time to learn from safeguarding incidents and reflect on what actions could be altered in the future to facilitate best practice and minimise the risk of harm.
Monday- Emotional Abuse and Safeguarding Mental Health
Tuesday- The Power of Language
Wednesday- Digital Safeguarding
Thursday- Adult Grooming and the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Conference
Friday- Creating Safer Organisational Cultures
Saturday & Sunday- Safeguarding and You
For further details on each day please visit: https://www.anncrafttrust.org/events/national-safeguarding-adults-week-2021/
To view Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership's Bulletin with further details of safeguarding support and training available locally please Click Here.