Events

Awareness days and events calendar

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board (DSAB) supports a number of awareness events each year, particularly World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June, and the annual Scams Awareness campaign.

For your own inspiration we have put together a calendar of awareness events for 2020, which is attached to this page. You may wish to use the calendar to promote your message, events and activities The majority of events on the calendar have links to websites for further information. The dates highlighted in green may be of particular interest for those who want to raise awareness about financial abuse and scams.

Regional events from East Midlands Safeguarding Adults Boards

As part of Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 there are some free online events being offered by the East Midlands Safeguarding Adults Boards for local practitioners.  Places at these events can be booked through Eventbrite.

Cybercrime and online safety webinar (17 and 18 November 2020)

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Boards are working with community safety, the police and other partners to raise awareness about the importance of online safety and to reduce the risk of Derbyshire residents becoming victims of any form of cybercrime.

As part of Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 we are holding 2 cybercrime and online safety webinar sessions on 17 November 2020 and 18 November 2020. Fifty places are on offer for each session on a first-come-first-served basis, which can be booked through Eventbrite. The flyer for the event is attached to this page.

The objectives of the webinar are for people to:

  • understand what cybercrime is
  • receive advice about how to be safer online
  • be able to advise service users how to be safer online
  • know how to report cybercrime and access support for victims
  • be aware of useful resources and website to improve cyber security and online safety

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) webinar (20 November 2020)

During Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board is offering a free webinar session about pre-natal alcohol exposure and its life-long effects and FASD. The webinar is suitable for professionals from all Safeguarding Adults Board partner agencies and we also encourage colleagues from children’s services to book a place. Details about booking a place are on the event’s flyer, which is attached to this page.

The objectives of the webinar are for people to:

  • what FASD is and how it is caused
  • how someone with FASD may present across the lifespan
  • when to consider and seek a diagnosis for FASD
  • how FASD is linked to safeguarding children and adults
  • who to involve and where to access support

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June 2020)

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which happens each year on 15 June. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have not been able to arrange our usual face-to-face community event, but that doesn't mean we have forgotten how important it is to keep focus on our message – there is no excuse for abuse.

This year we've produced a video presentation with help from 2 Derbyshire care homes, Ada Belfield in Belper and Rowthorne in Swanwick, whose staff and residents feature. The residents and care home staff really help to bring to life the messages we are so keen to share about recognising and reporting abuse and neglect, and we are grateful for their involvement in the project. The presentation is also attached to this page.

To help promote the message of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020 and raise awareness about the abuse of our older residents, we've produced a set of 4 posters that can be downloaded and displayed where appropriate – they are also attached to this page.

We will be lending our support by virtual methods, so please look out for our newsletter and social media posts.

Scams awareness campaign (15 to 28 June 2020)

The Citizens Advice annual scams awareness campaign aims to create a network of confident and alert consumers who know what to do when they spot a scam.

This year's campaign will take place over 2 weeks, from 15 to 28 June 2020. It'll focus on raising awareness of the scams that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

This year protecting people against scams is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis means more people are facing issues from employment and debt, to housing and health, resulting in more people being in vulnerable situations. Added to this, the overall heightened uncertainty and anxiety caused by the pandemic is making everyone more vulnerable and more likely to fall victim to a scam. Empowering the public against scams is crucial during these uncertain times.

Help us spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and that we can all take a stand to help stop them. There are actions we can all take to report them, share stories and raise awareness of scams to safeguard ourselves and others.

We will be supporting the scams awareness campaign using virtual methods, so please look out for our newsletter and social media posts.

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