Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 takes place from Monday 20–Friday 24 November 2023.
The aim is to highlight key safeguarding key issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice. Each day, we’ll be focusing on a different safeguarding theme which relates to how individuals and organisations can safeguard themselves and others.
What is Safeguarding?
“Safeguarding” refers to measures designed to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals.
These measures allow children, young people and adults at risk to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Every organisation, small group and individual should be aware of their responsibility in work and society.
Why You and Your Organisation Should be Aware of Safeguarding:
All organisations need to have strategies and practices in place to ensure that people in their organisation are safe and know how to raise concerns. This is generally known as ‘safeguarding’. But to some, this may not be an easy term to understand. So you need to ensure that you use language that as many people as possible can understand and engage with.
It’s not enough for people to have knowledge and awareness about safeguarding. It’s also important that they know what their role and responsibility is if they witness abuse, or are informed that someone has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed. For example: Do they know how and who to report to? What should they deal with themselves? Or should they even deal with it at all?
What’s My Role in Safeguarding Adults?
Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff, volunteers and individuals within an organisation or the wider community.
As part of Safeguarding Adults Week, we want to encourage you to enhance your knowledge about safeguarding and consider your role.
Safeguarding refers to measures designed to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals. These measures allow children, young people and adults at risk to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
How can you make a difference?
- Learn about the different types of harm and abuse
- Discover how to spot the signs
- Record any concerns you have
- Report your concerns to your Local Authorities Safeguarding Board
Never assume safeguarding is someone else’s responsibility.
All information was taken from: https://www.anncrafttrust.org/