Safeguarding Adults Week Report

We had a great Safeguarding Adults Week in Newcastle, with so many people participating and promoting key messages. Whether you attended a webinar, shared content on social media, recorded a video or hosted a webinar, a big thank you to you from the Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board.

Our week in numbers

  • 439 people attended our 8 webinars delivered by 17 presenters.
  • 300% increase in Twitter mentions, 30 more Twitter followers (taking us over 200) and a 200% increase in profile visits.
  • 2349 hits on our website, with 657 visits on Wednesday 17th November – our best day ever.

Webinar summary

The webinars received lots of positive feedback and interaction. Our hosts came from a variety of agencies: The Disclosure and Barring Service; Newcastle City Council; Search; The Department for Work and Pensions; The Illegal Money Lending Team England; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; Newcastle Gateshead CCG and Northumbria Police. A special thank you to them for taking the time to develop and deliver their webinars.

It was really well organised and really informative.

Newcastle City Council

Very informative and helped remind me to think of the wider picture re financial abuse and how many forms it can take.

Voluntary and Community Sector

Below is a summary of the resources and contacts that webinar hosts directed participants to:

Disclosure and Barring Service

Further information – Disclosure:

Customer Services: 03000 200 190


Further information – Barring:

 Helpline: 03000 200 190


Financial Abuse

Newcastle Treatment and Recovery Service

Identification and Brief Advice (drugs and alcohol)

The alcohol AUDIT Tool (a comprehensive 10 question alcohol harm screening tool. It was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and modified for use in the UK and has been used in a variety of health and social care settings):

If you are interested in further training around drugs and alcohol, please contact Andy Hackett:

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

Social Care Institute of Excellence information:

Social Care Institute of Excellence video on the implementation of LPS:

Cyber Protect

Get Safe Online website:

North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit website:

To get in touch with Northumbria Police’s Cyber Team:


Sunderland SARs (Alan and Eva) –

Active Inclusion Partnership ( information for professionals and volunteers – financial inclusion) –

Adult M Appreciative Inquiry 7 minute briefing –

Criminal Exploitation

The National County Lines Coordination Centre have some films on County Lines and Modern Slavery –

You can download the above as a handout:

We will continue to promote safeguarding adults messages throughout the year, ensuring that people know that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and that there is no excuse for adult abuse.

Cllr Karen Kilgour, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for health & adult social care, discusses the importance of awareness raising during #SafeguardingAdultsWeek