Kirklees Safeguarding Week. ‘It’s everyone’s business’

Kirklees Safeguarding Week returns for a fourth year from Monday 24 to Friday 28 June 2019 as part of the West Yorkshire wide Safeguarding Week.

Who’s going to be raising awareness?

Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board, Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safer Kirklees, and all our multi-agency partners will share the safeguarding message; showcasing good work that is already happening and strengthen learning and knowledge amongst professionals and practitioners working with vulnerable children and adults at risk and continuing the joint partnership Stronger together – working for a safe and healthy Kirklees vision.

“Safeguarding. It’s everyone’s business”

“Safeguarding. It’s everyone’s business” is the message used throughout the country and this year, Kirklees wants to reinforce that message and that Safeguarding runs beyond Safeguarding Week. Safeguarding is everyone’s business all year round.

What events and activities will be taking place to raise awareness?

The programme of events and activities raises awareness of safeguarding issues, recognising the signs of abuse or neglect in children or adults, how to report a concern as well as sessions for professionals and practitioners who work with vulnerable children and adults at risk. Subjects covered during the week include domestic abuse, forced marriage, modern slavery, deprivation of liberty and mental capacity, mental health, economic abuse and more.

Cllr Musarrat Khan Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said:

“We want to reinforce the country wide message during Safeguarding week that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We will do this by working with our partners, to ensure vulnerable children and adults at risk get the support they need and deserve so Kirklees is a safer place.”

Cllr Viv Kendrick Cabinet Member for Children said:

“These events and activities will help us raise awareness of issues children and adults can face. It may also help people recognising the signs of abuse or neglect and how to report them to the right place.”

How can I take part?

Whilst Safeguarding Week provides a range of learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers – the Kirklees community are also invited to take part during the week:

‘Keeping Adults Safe in Kirklees’ on the 26th June, 1pm is a drop-in event for public and professionals to find out more about the different forms of abuse and how to recognise them so we can all help to protect adults at risk in Kirklees as well as events on Contextualised Safeguarding and Disguised Compliance later in the week.

Kirklees Council Community Plus Coordinators will again be supporting Safeguarding Week and continuing their work across Kirklees supporting community based groups and individuals. They will be out and about talking to people of all ages and their families or carers to alert them to ways of staying safe in the community.

More information

Full details of all events are hosted on the latest news and updates section of the Kirklees Children Safeguarding Partnership website.

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