National Safeguarding Adults Week: 15-21 November 2021

National Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim is to highlight key safeguarding issues, facilitate conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice – so we can all be better together.

The council provides a wealth of information on Safeguarding Adults including a series of short videos (external link) 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 (external link) to see how good your knowledge is.

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

Upcoming Safeguarding Events

National Children and Adults Services Virtual Conference

  • 24 - 26 November 2021

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 (external link)

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

  • 25 November - 10 December 2021

Haringey will be marking each day of the campaign with a different activity, workshop, training session, partner event or social media campaign. The calendar is currently being finalised and will be promoted soon. For more infomation see UN Women 16 Days of Activism (external link)

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The Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity that exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Every year since 2018, ACT hosts Safeguarding Adults Week which enables organisations and individuals to feel confident in recognising signs of abuse and neglect and recording and reporting safeguarding concerns.

This year, the theme was ‘creating safer cultures’, all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, while simultaneously ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place so that safeguarding concerns that are raised, are recognised and responded to effectively.

Topics covered included: Emotional Abuse and Safeguarding Mental Health; The Power of Language; Digital Safeguarding; Adult Grooming; Creating Safer Organisational Cultures and Safeguarding and You.

For more information on each theme,go to Safeguarding Adults Week on the ACT website (external link).

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Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board – Tricky Friends animation

Tricky Friends is a short animation developed by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board to help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do. It is only 3 minutes long and can be used with or by anyone - carers, family, organisations, groups.

Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.

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Page last updated:

November 22, 2021