National Safeguarding Adults Week (15 – 21 November)

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.

London Safeguarding Adults Board conference (15 – 20 November)

The annual safeguarding event brings together professionals who work within adult safeguarding across the Capital via Zoom.

This will be the third annual event and is organised by the London Safeguarding Adult Board (LSAB). 

LSAB is a partnership group seeking to identify and disseminate good practice as well as addressing complex cross borough issues. The London SAB supports local Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) through the SAB Chairs network.

Registration for the LSAB conference 2021 is now open. Places can be booked through Eventbrite.

Please email programme.support.officer@LondonADASS.org.uk if you have any queries.

National Children and Adults Services Virtual Conference (24 – 26 November)

The event is aimed at all those from local and central government, voluntary organisations and the private sector with an interest in the provision of effective services for children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults, including health, social care and education.

For more details and booking information go to LGA events.

The Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board (SAPB) are taking part in National Safeguarding Adults Week, from 15th to 21st November. The SAPB will be delivering a number of briefings and sharing relevant literature throughout the course of the week.

They are hosting the following events:

  • Awareness raising on safeguarding against radicalisation – Monday 15 November at 3 – 4pm
    • Delivered by Albert Simango – Camden Prevent Programme Manager
  • Awareness raising session on Cuckooing (Cuckooing is a process where people target the homes of vulnerable adults, resulting in them losing control of their property) – Monday 15 November at 11am – 12pm
    • Delivered by Nathan Buckle (Community Presence Officer), Thomas Golden (Community Safety Officer from the Community Safety Team), and Laurence Lomasney & Mandy Nutt (from the Camden Integrated Anti-Social Behaviour Team)
    • Book by emailing camdensapb@camden.gov.uk
  • Awareness Raising on Advocacy and the important role it plays: What is an Advocate? – Wednesday 17 November at 10 – 10.55am
    • Delivered by Pamela Wrest – Multi-disciplinary Advocate at Rethink
  • Developments in Violence Against Women & Girls both Nationally and Locally – Thursday 18 November at 2 – 2.45pm
  • Covid-19 and Adult Safeguarding: Findings from Research – Friday 19 November at 9.30am – 12pm
  • Awareness Raising on Fraud/Scams – Friday 19 November at 2 – 3pm

Haringey Council provides a wealth of information on Safeguarding Adults including a series of short videos to help you understand what safeguarding is and advice on how to recognise the signs of abuse and what to do to report it. You can even take the understanding safeguarding online quiz to see how good your knowledge is.

There’s a variety of training opportunities available for those working within adult safeguarding within Haringey.