National Safeguarding Adults Week takes place this year from 15-21 November with a range of activities taking place across our boroughs and beyond. This year’s theme is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’.
Each day of the campaign will focus on a different topic to facilitate conversations around the theme. They include:
- Emotional abuse and safeguarding mental health
- The power of language
- Digital safeguarding
- Adult Grooming
- Creating Safer Organisational Cultures
- Safeguarding and You
National charity Ann Craft Trust is leading the campaign. The role of this charity is to ‘minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk’. They have produced a number of resources to support organisations to get involved. There are also a number of training sessions taking place throughout the week and you can find the details online.
NCL CCG is supporting this campaign and will signpost you to local activities and resources where they are available in your borough.
Speaking about the campaign, the CCG’s Accountable Officer Frances O’Callaghan said, “It is really important for the CCG to play its part in supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week. Safeguarding adults is a vital part of our remit that we work closely with partners to deliver. The campaign will help raise our knowledge and build our capability around many key areas of adult safeguarding.”
CCG Chair Dr Josephine Sauvage went on to say, “I am always proud to see the CCG raise the profile of these national campaigns. National Safeguarding Adults Week will help us build on the great work we are already doing to support the more vulnerable in our communities. I wish it every success.”
See what’s happening across London and some of our boroughs below.