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Safeguarding Adults Week 15 November - 21 November 2021

Published: Wednesday, 6 October 2021

This week is all about organisations and people coming together to raise awareness and the importance of safeguarding, both locally and nationally.

The  Ann Craft Trust  is a leading authority in safeguarding adults and young people at risk. Their theme for Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 is ‘Creating Safer Cultures’ and each day, focus will be placed on a specific topic to facilitate conversations around the theme of creating safer cultures.

  • Monday - Emotional Abuse and Safeguarding Mental Health.
  • Tuesday - The Power of Language.
  • Wednesday - Digital Safeguarding.
  • Thursday - Adult Grooming and the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Conference.
  • Friday - Creating Safer Organisational Cultures.
  • Saturday and Sunday - Safeguarding and You.

Visit the Ann Craft Trust webiste for more information on the topics detailed above along with further training, useful tools and advice in relation to Adult Safeguarding.

As part of Safeguarding Adults Week, Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership are proud to be hosting a free 2 hour workshop (via MS Teams) discussing the Disclosure and Barring Service. This seminar will take place on 19 November 2021 between 1pm - 3pm and will be run by Cathy Taylor from the DBS and will cover the following areas:

  • the role of the disclosure and barring service
  • understanding DBS checks and role eligibility including levels of checks and the workforce
  • understand when an employee/volunteer is eligible for a check
  • understand the DBS Update Service
  • how regulated activity is defined and what this means in practice
  • understand what safe recruitment practices can be in place and how DBS checks can form a part of this.
  • the three different referral routes
  • when a DBS Barring referral should be made, including when the legal duty is met
  • how regulated activity is defined and what this means in practice
  • how to make a good quality referral
  • provide a clear understanding of the consequences of not making appropriate barring referrals and the consequences of being included in one or both Barred Lists.

If you are interested in attending this free workshop please email partnerships@telford.gov.uk and you will be sent a MS Teams invitation.

For further DBS information, advice and contact details please visit the DBS website.