16th November 2020
Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week – stopping abuse is everyone’s responsibility
Sandwell’s Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week is getting under way today (16 – 22 November) to support National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020.
Sandwell’s Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) brings together partners and agencies across the borough to keep adults safe from harm and protect their rights. The awareness week will have an online focus, using social media and online resources to highlight real and important safeguarding matters which affect communities and individuals as well as raising awareness and sharing best practice among professionals and the public.
Over the coming week, each day will focus on a key area of abuse or risk that some people in Sandwell suffer daily and how they, or their loved ones, can seek the help and advice they need to keep them safe and well.
- Monday – Safeguarding and Wellbeing
- Tuesday – Adult Grooming
- Wednesday – Understanding Legislation
- Thursday – Creating Safer Places
- Friday – Organisational Abuse
- Saturday – Sport & Activity
- Sunday – Safeguarding in Your Community
Councillor Farut Shaeen, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for living healthy lives, said: “It has never been more important to reinforce to members of the public that, during a time when there are bound to be additional pressures on relationships and home life, help is available.”
Sandwell Council Deputy Leader Councillor Maria Crompton, said: “It’s more important than ever to raise awareness, help everyone stay safe and encourage people to seek support if they need it. The best weapon against abuse is talking about it and anyone with concerns about a loved one, colleague, friend, neighbour or themselves needs to tell us about it.
“See something, do something. Safeguarding is everybody’s business.”
To find out more about Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Week – visit Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board webpage at www.sandwellsab.org.uk or follow #SafeguardingAdultsWeek on Twitter.