National safeguarding week to highlight adults at risk of abuse

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The University of Nottingham’s unique national charity that works to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled young people and adults at risk holds its annual safeguarding awareness campaign next week.

The Ann Craft Trust’s National Safeguarding Adults Week runs from Monday 18th November to Sunday 24th November with each day focusing on a different theme. The University’s iconic Trent Building will be lit up in green for the whole period to highlight the importance of the week and the work carried out by the Trust.

The events during the week are dedicated to the discussion of safeguarding adults at risk as well as raising awareness and sharing best practice among professionals and the public.

A highlight will be a one-day conference on Thursday 21st November to bring together health and social care practitioners and charities in the field to promote and share the latest research and knowledge about safeguarding. The Ann Craft Trust will also be launching its new video, also shown below, called ‘What is Safeguarding?’ that provides the latest advice for anyone concerned about an adult who may be at risk of abuse.

CEO of the Ann Craft Trust, Deborah Kitson, said: “We are dedicated to spreading awareness about these vitally important issues that affect disabled young people and adults at risk. Anyone working in the field of safeguarding can get involved in our annual week of activity as well as members of the public who have a curiosity, interest or concern about keeping the more vulnerable members of our society safe. These risks include forced marriage, financial abuse, sexual exploitation and disability hate crime.

“We will be encouraging people to use our specially developed resources which are free for anyone to access. These include resources that were developed in a recent project funded by the National Lottery and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to create an online questionnaire to encourage people to find out how much they know about safeguarding and where they may need extra training.”

Speakers at Thursday’s conference in Birmingham include Dr Alison Gardner who will be talking about modern slavery and exploitation in social care and former Minister of State for Care and Support, Sir Norman Lamb.

Another highlight of the week is the weekend sessions on Safeguarding adults in sport and activity. The Ann Craft Trust’s interactive online sport framework will be showcased. This tool has been developed with Sport England to enhance safeguarding best practice in sport.  

The themes for the week are:

To find out more about Safeguarding Adults Week – visit the website and follow #SafeguardingAdultsWeek on Twitter.

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For more information please contact Charlotte Brooks in the Ann Craft Trust via email or Emma Rayner, Media Relations Manager for the Faculty of Arts on +44 (0)115 951 5793 

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