National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021

This week is National Safeguarding Adults Week #SafeguardingAdultsWeek.

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

You can watch this short video from The Ann Craft Trust to learn more about what safeguarding is.

The theme for Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’.

Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, whilst simultaneously ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place so that safeguarding concerns that are raised, are recognised and responded to effectively.

Our policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and all of our staff receive regular robust safeguarding training. On top of this we encourage an open and supportive environment where our employees, clients, representatives and families are encouraged to speak up if they are concerned about anything.

We have been speaking with our employees, clients, representative and families to get their opinions on safeguarding and how we approach it as an organisation. Keep an eye out for the rest of the week to see what some of us say.

If you are concerned about someone’s safety and believe they may be being abused, speak to your line manager or your company’s designated safeguarding lead. If you are concerned as a member of the public, you can find the correct contact details for your area by searching online ‘report a safeguarding concern for (an adult or child) in (your area)’.

Never assume safeguarding is someone else’s responsibility.