National Safeguarding Adults Week

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 provides an opportunity to celebrate and share good practice and to reinforce the message that ‘safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.’

The council provides a wealth of information on Safeguarding Adults including a series of short videos to help you understand what safeguarding is (external link), how to recognise the signs of abuse and what to do to report it. You can even take an Understanding safeguarding online quiz (external link) to see how good your knowledge is.

National Safeguarding Adults Week: 16-22 November

This year' national awareness campaign will centre on a different safeguarding theme on each day of the week. These themes are broad, and each one covers many areas of focus.

Monday 16 November: Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights. It's fundamental to high-quality health and social care and is about keeping everyone safe and taking care of their wellbeing. It's important now more than ever for everyone to continue to look after their own wellbeing, as well as that of family, friends, and those they support.

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Tuesday 17 November: Adult Grooming and Exploitation

Grooming is a form of abuse that involves manipulating someone until they’re isolated, dependent, and more vulnerable to exploitation. It can take many forms.

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Wednesday 18 November: Understanding Safeguarding Legislation

How well do you understand safeguarding legislation? The links below provide information on key pieces of local safeguarding legislation and Government initiatives.

  • Take a look through the council’s Adult Safeguarding Legislation
  • Visit the Ann Craft Trust for Key Government Initiatives and Legislation (external link)
  • The new Domestic Abuse Bill is awaiting its second reading in the House of Lords. A summary of the bill is available on GOV.UK (external link)
  • The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) is due to come into full force in April 2022, replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) as the system to lawfully deprive somebody of their liberty. More information on this can be found on the SCIE website (external link)

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Thursday 19 November: Creating Safer Places

The Haringey Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) has overall responsibility for co-coordinating safeguarding adult matters and ensuring that partner agencies carry out safeguarding adults work. Health agencies, the Police, the Fire Service, service user groups and the probation service are all represented on the SAB. Find out more about how SAB is creating safer spaces for residents. Everyone has a role to play in creating safer places and should be aware of their responsibility in work or society (external link).

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Friday 20 November: Organisational Abuse

Organisational abuse is neglect and poor care practice within an institution or specific care setting such as a hospital or care home, for example, or in relation to care provided in one's own home. This may range from one off incidents to on-going ill-treatment.

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Saturday 21 November: Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity (external link) is a project funded by Sport England, Sport Wales and UK Sport to help National Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships, regional partnerships and sport and activity organisations to develop best practice in safeguarding adults at risk.

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Sunday 22 November: Safeguarding in Your Community

Safeguarding is everyone's business, and we all share responsibility for keeping one another safe.

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Page last updated:

16 November 2020