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Safeguarding Adults Week (21st – 27th November 2022)

Published: Wednesday, 7 September 2022




Monday 21st November

Exploitation and County Lines

The presentation link below has been shared by the Metropolitan Police and partners in Camden & Islington and so references to specific job roles and contact points will not relate to Telford and Shropshire however the content highlights the following learning:

  • To develop an understanding of cuckooing and its impact on individuals and communities​
  • To identify vulnerabilities in relation to cuckooing; both victims and perpetrators ​
  • To know how to respond to concerns of cuckooing​
  • Develop awareness of relevant legislation and guidance

If you have concerns about someone being at risk of cuckooing or county lines please contact your local Safeguarding Team for advice:

Telford and Wrekin          

01952 385385


0345 678 9044

Tuesday 22nd November

Self-Neglect seminar – delivered by Adult Safeguarding (Telford and Wrekin Council)

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm            Platform: Teams

Book a place: Email

One of the key challenges in adult safeguarding is ensuring the wellbeing of adults where risk arises from self-neglect rather than from a third party. The seminar will cover relevant legislation, practice and approaches to self-neglect, ethical dilemmas, and key learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

Cygnet Health Care have a free conference covering the following topics:

  • Contemporary Challenges in Safeguarding
  • Freedom To Speak Up
  • Transitional Safeguarding and Health
  • Co-producing Safeguarding, Committing to Safeguarding Together
  • Safeguarding in the Independent Health Sector
  • Escaping Constant Connection – How Has Technology Facilitated Coercive Control
  • Empowerment Vs Protection – Mental Capacity and Safeguarding

This will be a free of charge, CPD accredited event.

Cygnet Annual Safeguarding Conference 2022 - Cygnet Health Care

Wednesday 23rd November

*** All day drop in event at Telford Town Centre (9am – 5pm) ***

Safeguarding experts on hand to answer questions and raise awareness around domestic abuse, hoarding, self-neglect along with many other concerns.

Creating Safer Organisational Cultures Seminar – delivered by Karen Littleford (SPiC)

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Platform: Zoom

Book a place: Shropshire Partners in Care members – Non-Members email

Learning Objectives:

Having accessed this webinar you will be able to:

  • State the key components of creating a safer organisational culture   
  • Outline organisational practices that contribute to the creation of a safer culture
  • Explain the importance of embedding key safeguarding and other principles
  • Identify how everyone in an organisation has a role in creating a safer culture

Thursday 24th November

Abuse of Older People Online Seminar - delivered by Caroline Cox, Chair of Hour Glass

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Platform: Zoom

Book a place:

Learning Objectives:

To address the abuse of older people including self-neglect and older people, Domestic Abuse and older people, with some information about the types of issues coming into Hourglass Charity via the helplines etc.

Friday 25th November

Predatory Marriage Seminar - delivered by Daphne Franks

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Platform: Teams

Book a place: via emailing to receive your Teams link

Learning Objectives:

During the seminar, Daphne will talk about her personal experience of working with agencies in order to understand how it was possible for her mum to marry in secret desperate having Power of Attorney for her, a mechanism to safeguard her. She describes the lack of ‘professional curiosity’ within the system which ultimately failed to protect her mum from being victim of a marriage she was unaware she was in.

** Free Resources relating to the Safeguarding Adults Week 2022 **


Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. In partnership with Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership and Shropshire Partners in Care we have pulled together a variety of resources to help you in your role of safeguarding. During the week itself there will be a series of free live seminars and events which you are able to join (more details will coming soon) along with a drop in event being held in Telford Town Centre where questions can ba asked to a variety of safeguarding experts in self neglect, domestic abuse, financial abuse, physical abuse, county lines/cuckooing and hoarding.




Please keep checking this page as more resources and information will be added as the event approaches including live learning sessions each day!


Monday 21st November - Exploitation and County Lines


Tuesday 22nd November - Self-Neglect


Wednesday 23rd November - Creating Safer Organisational Cultures


Thursday 24th November - Abuse of Older People


Friday 25th November - Domestic Abuse in Tech-Society


Additional resources from the Ann Craft Trust