Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week 2020
This year's Safeguarding Adults Week runs from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd November and is being coordinated by the Ann Craft Trust. NSAB will being supporting this via its social media but has taken a slightly different approach this year. In the past, NSAB have used a set 'Safeguarding Awareness Week' where we have supported various events and activities across Norfolk.
2020 is looking a little different due to the ongoing pandemic and the challenges that this brings for the longer term. A lot of our colleagues and partners are telling us that we need to address themed issues throughout the year so we are going to try a slightly different approach to the awareness week through our Locality Safeguarding Adult Partnerships (LSAPs).
Rather than thinking about a set week, we want to promote safeguarding by recognising that safeguarding practice is integral in our day to day work and interactions within our community. We are wanting raising awareness about safeguarding adults to run across the whole year will be something we wish to pilot.
Here's what we are doing. Within the LSAPs, which meet every 2 months, specific safeguarding topics are explored and all partners then look to identify actions they can take within their role / arena / community to raise awareness, increase prevention, and improve responses to safeguarding issues in the local area. Some partners may want to get together and deliver events, training or promotion. The NSAB team can support more explicit sharing of ideas between the locality areas and will be able to consider what county wide events can be tailored to support any emerging themes.
All such events are likely to be in the virtual arena for the time being, but NSAB are working hard to make the most of the technical solutions available. If you have any events, training, promotions planned in your organisation, however big or small, and would like support to raise awareness of safeguarding, via NSAB or the LSAPs, please do get in touch.