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 2021, 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.

National Safeguarding Adults Week

The Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board is supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021, which takes place from 15 to 21 November.

The week is an opportunity for us all to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues, facilitate conversations and share examples of best practice.

The theme of this year’s National Safeguarding Adults Week is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’.  Promoting safer cultures is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, whilst simultaneously ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place so that safeguarding concerns that are raised, are recognised and responded to effectively.

We are already planning our activities for the week, which include the launch of a new awareness-raising campaign, a special edition newsletter, social media posts, as well as some exciting webinar sessions on a variety of safeguarding topics.  Please check this page for updates, and a timetable for the week will be published in due course.

We will be hosting the following webinar sessions during National Safeguarding Adults Week:

  1. Fire prevention and safeguarding (15 November 2021)
  2. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and safeguarding adults (15 November 2021)
  3. Professional curiosity and the challenges of disguised compliance (16 November 2021)
  4. Modern slavery awareness (16 November 2021)
  5. Cyber awareness, fraud and scams (17 November 2021)
  6. Cuckooing and county lines (18 November 2021)
  7. Trauma-informed practice: safeguarding adults (19 November 2021)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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 does not mean we have forgotten how important it is to keep focus on our message – there is no excuse for abuse.

We will be lending our support by virtual methods, so please look out for our social media posts and have a read of our World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 newsletter, which is packed with details about new initiatives and links to information and support.

We have 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.

Scams awareness campaign (14 to 27 June 2021)

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 from 14 to 27 June 2021.

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

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