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National Safeguarding Adults Week 15 - 21 November 2021

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 will take place from Monday 15-Sunday 21 November 2021.

This year's focus was on the theme of ‘Safer Cultures’.

Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance. At the same time, it means ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place. That way, if any safeguarding concerns that are raised, we can recognise them and respond to the swiftly and effectively.

ERSAB worked with Hull Safeguarding Adults Board to put on several free workshops on topics such as Suicide Prevention, Hoarding, Modern Slavery, Fraud Prevention, Professional Curiosity, Care Standards and much more. We have provided more information about some of the workshops held during the week below.

Virtual Workshops 

Hoarding- A safeguarding Issue 

This will be an hour-long session designed to be an introduction to Hoarding as a safeguarding issue. To include: The definition of hoarding disorder; Characteristics and types of hoarding; What is the difference between clutter and hoarding?;Hoarding as a safeguarding adults’ issue; Causes and Treatments and Sources of support.

Hoarding Workshop Presentation Monday 15th November

Keith's Story

Domestic Abuse

This workshop gave an overview of the types of support provided by the Domestic Violence and Abuse Partnership in the East Riding

Domestic Abuse Presentation 16th November 2021 by DVAP

Creating Safer Organisational Cultures

This workshop helped organisations to recognise their staff members with caring responsibilities, to support their needs and improve the working lives of employees to maintain a work/life balance.

Virtual workshop Creating Safer Organisational Cultures 16th November

Modern Slavery

This workshop explored understanding what modern slavery is, types of crimes, what we can do working together in partnership. 

Modern Slavery Presentation 18th November 

Professional Curiosity

This presentation explored the issue of professional curiosity. Safeguarding Adult Reviews often reflect a lack of professional curiosity leading to abuse. 

Professional Curiosity Presentation 18th November 2021

Safeguarding Culture:  Using NICE guidance to embed continuous improvement

This presentation explored how to use an evidence-based approach to safeguarding that will support quality assurance processes and evidence ongoing development.

Safeguarding Culture:  Using NICE guidance to embed continuous improvement Presentation 19th November 2021

We hope you enjoyed this years event and look forward to joining in the conversation in 2022.

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