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 calendars of awareness events for 2019 and 2020, which are attached to this page. You may wish to use the calendars 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 2019

The DSAB will be supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week 2019, which runs from 18 to 24 November and aims to raise awareness about different issues in regard to safeguarding adults.

The week was first launched in 2018 by the Ann Craft Trust, which supports organisations to safeguard disabled children and adults at risk, and minimise the risk of harm.

This year, each day of the week will focus on particular safeguarding themes:

  • self-neglect
  • modern slavery
  • online bullying and cyber security
  • disability hate crime
  • financial abuse
  • the Prevent agenda
  • safeguarding adults in sport and activity

To support the week we will be producing a special 'Safeguarding Adults Week' newsletter, as well as posting daily via Twitter and Facebook.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019

Our DSAB event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day took place on 18 June 2019 at Buxton market with a focus on supporting and providing advice and support to older people.

The event was a huge success with representatives in attendance from:

  • Derbyshire Police
  • Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services
  • Adult Care
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Scamwatch
  • Trading Standards
  • P3 charity
  • Derby diocese
  • University Hospitals Derby and Burton
  • Age UK

We spoke to members of the public about a variety of subjects including:

  • financial scams
  • fire safety
  • hoarding
  • Herbert Protocol
  • dementia
  • social isolation
  • mental health
  • voluntary sector support

Thanks to everyone who supported and visited us on the day.

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