Safeguarding Adults Week

Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership are proud to be supporting Safeguarding Adults Week, taking place between Monday 20th November to 24th November 2023.

Safeguarding Adults week is an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. Aiming to highlight key safeguarding key issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice. 

How can you join in?

TSSP Priorities

Each day throughout Safeguarding Adults week we will be taking an opportunity to highlight the five adult priorities of the partnership. These being:

We would like to invite you to consider how the work you undertake currently contributes to achieving these priorities. Do you have any ideas as to what else could be done? Why not click on each of the links above to find out more about the priorities and have the chance to give your feedback?

Monday 20 November: Self-Neglect: Exploring the Social Work Response - Let's Talk Social Work | Acast

 Episode 66 of Let’s Talk Social Work examines a subject which previously hasn’t been explored on the podcast. The discussion focuses on self-neglect—what it is, the ways in which it affects people and how social workers can respond.

 We look at how the social work approach to supporting people who self-neglect has changed over the years, the duties placed on Local Authorities in relation to self-neglect by the Care Act and how these requirements must be balanced with each individual’s human rights.

 Joining Andy McClenaghan to explore the topic are Lizzie Furber, Principal Social Worker with responsibility for Social Justice, Diversity & Strategy at DCC Interactive Ltd and Independent Social Worker, Lisa Barrett. Lisa runs the consultancy Clutter Free Living and is a Trainer with, and former Board member of, the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers.

 Wednesday 22 November 10 - 11.30am: Transforming the Response to Older Victims of Domestic abuse.

TSSP are proud to promote the event being hosted by Elize Freeman – Dewis Choice: The Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice, Aberystwyth University.

This 1.5 hour research led session includes:

  • An overview of the Dewis Choice project
  • Understanding the prevalence and nature of domestic abuse in later life when the abuse is perpetrated by an intimate/ex-intimate partner and/or adult family member(s);
  • Identifying the barriers to help seeking for older victim-survivors of domestic abuse;  
  • Focus on adult family abuse involving older victim-survivors:
    • Challenges and risks
    • Case studies in practice 
  • Q & A

Thursday 23 November 2 - 4pm: Domestic Abuse through a Trauma Informed Lens, and Victim Blaming language when working with survivors of Domestic Abuse. 

Presented by Wigan Council, this would be particularly helpful for colleagues to understand the effects that a person who has experienced Domestic Abuse has to deal with. Register to attend here.

Thursday 23 November 2 - 3pm: Cuckooing session (Teams)

We are holding a session on Cuckooing presented by Neill Courtney of Trafford's Community Safety Partnership: please email to register your interest.

Friday 24 November 10am: Hoarding - A Fire perspective (Teams)

As part of the National Safeguarding Adults Week, Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership are pleased to host an online presentation from Andy Pownall, Prevention Manager for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

 This presentation will look at:

 What is Hoarding and the causes underlying this?

  • The Fire risks associated with Hoarding.
  • Fire Service interventions
  • Barriers to engagement.

 Please register your interest by email.

Friday 24 November 12 - 1pm: Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

As part of SA Week Professor Michael Preston Shoot is offering a webinar facilitated by our colleagues in Lewisham which will look at Learning from SARs: MCA, Creativity, SAR Library, Improvements, Mental Health. In this session, Prof Preston-Shoot and his guest speakers will highlight key learnings from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs), discuss the role of the SAR library, and touch on crucial mental health insights. The aim is to foster improved safeguarding practices through shared knowledge and experiences.

This will take place via teams between 12 and 1 on Friday 24th November 2023 and you can register here Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams

Friday 24 November 12 - 1.30pm: The Reach Project at TDAS (Teams) - email to register your interest.

The REACH project was specifically designed to reach the most marginalised survivors with multiple disadvantage who need specialist support to break free from Domestic Abuse.

This session will cover:

  • An overview of the Reach Project
  • Understanding of partnership working and referral pathways
  • Information on the wider TDAS services
  • Q&A  

You can find out more about the Ann Craft Trust Week of Action here.