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 2019, 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.

Scams Awareness campaign

Each year Citizens Advice have a scams awareness campaign, which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they see a scam.  In 2019 the campaign will take place over two weeks from 10 to 23 June 2019.

Whether you’re an individual consumer looking to protect yourself and your family from scams, or an organisation or group representing consumers, your efforts during the campaign are important.

For more advice and information about the Scams Awareness campaign visit Citizens Advice.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

The DSAB supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is marked each year on 15 June. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of adult abuse, how to recognise the signs and how to report it.

Following our successful event in 2018 on the market place in Chesterfield, the DSAB and its partner agencies will be holding a similar public event on 18 June 2019 on the Market Place, Buxton Derbyshire, SK17 6ES from 10am to 3pm.

The P3 Charity has kindly donated their ‘bus’ for the day, which will provide a focal point for the event - so look out for it on the Market Place in Buxton.

Members of the public will be able to talk to professionals from a range of organisations and agencies about the advice and support there is available in Derbyshire for older people. We will have leaflets, resources, information and signposting for services – there will even be free chats and refreshments on offer!

We want people to know the support that is available to them, and that ‘There’s No Excuse For Elder Abuse’.

We would like as many people to know about the event, so please help us spread the word by letting clients and colleagues know.

Attached to this page is a poster that can be printed and displayed in appropriate places.

Show your support by wearing something purple.

Date: 18 June 2019

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6ES

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