Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 Round-up

We held another successful week of awareness raising activity during national Safeguarding Adults Week, 20-24 November 2023. We hosted 8 webinars and also managed to get out-and-about to the Carers Conference on Carers Rights Day.

The week is always a great opportunity to raise awareness of safeguarding adults issues – sometimes with people who might not have come across safeguarding adults before or talking about more complex issues to improve practice with people who are working to safeguard adults with care and support needs on a daily basis. We had significant buy-in to our webinars and numerous interactions on social media:

Individual organisations were also pivotal in raising awareness, we heard about “Safeguarding and Scran” sessions at Search, Ward Walks at Newcastle Hospitals and Your Voice Counts and Connected Voice raising awareness of the important role that advocates play in the safeguarding adults process.

At the Carers Conference we inputted to discussions about how we can better identify and engage carers in the work that we all do. It was great to hear directly from carers about their experiences of caring, what worked for them and what could be improved.

If you couldn’t make it to one of the webinars but have an interest in the topic area, please see see links below to some of the resources that were signposted to on the webinars:


Looking after someone in Newcastle (InformationNow article)

Fire Service

Preventing fire deaths (Newcastle Safeguarding news item)

People in a Position of Trust (PiPoT) Framework

Making a good safeguarding adults referral

Falls and safeguarding adults

Financial inclusion and help with cost of living

Missing Adults

Engaging people who challenge us