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Safeguarding Adults Week takes place this month.

Learn more about adult safeguarding in free new programme of learning sessions

A programme of free online sessions are now open to the public to mark this year’s Safeguarding Adults Week, which begins on Monday 20 November.

Partners from the Hull and East Riding Safeguarding Adults Boards have come together and developed a programme of learning events and interactive session to support this year’s Safeguarding Adults Week, alongside the Ann Craft Trust.

The week sets out to help build confidence in people, as well as organisations, in recognising the signs of abuse and neglect and recording and reporting their safeguarding concerns.

Spurred on by the success of Safeguarding Adults Week 2022, local safeguarding partners have worked to extend the range of topics being covered this year. While a number of the sessions are open only to professionals working in the safeguarding sector, some sessions are also open to the public.

The events cover topics such as fraud and cyber awareness and safeguarding in the voluntary sector. The sessions have been designed to stimulate discussion, spark innovation and share best practice. Each session will be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field.

The full programme of events is open for viewing and booking via Eventbrite and early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. You can view and book on to sessions here.

The East Riding Public Health Bus will also be visiting locations across Hull and the East Riding throughout the campaign. The team will be there to raise awareness and share understanding of safeguarding. View the dates below:

Monday 20th November10:00am – 4:00pmSt Stephens
Tuesday 21st November10:00am – 4:00pmBransholme Health Centre
Wednesday 22nd November10:00am – 4:00pmThe Square, Hessle
Thursday 23rd November10:00am – 4:00pmMarket Green, Cottingham
Friday 24th November10:00am – 4:00pmWednesday Market, Beverley

Councillor Linda Chambers, the portfolio holder for Adult Services and Public Health at Hull City Council said: “We all have a responsibility to safeguard others. Learning the signs of abuse and neglect, as well as how to report abuse helps to prevent abuse and neglect of our vulnerable adults in our city and beyond. We, along with our partners, will continue to do our best to keep raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding.”

Check the Hull City Council social media channels and follow the campaign with the hashtag #SafeguardingAdultsWeek2023.

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