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Reflecting back on the last three months

Date: Thursday, 29th Feb 2024 | Category: General News

Over the last few months, the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) has been collaborating closely with partners across various sectors to continue raising awareness around Safeguarding Adults within Surrey.

Safeguarding Adults Week Nov 2023

Safeguarding Adults week took place between Monday 20th November – Sunday 26th November and the Board collectively worked with partners to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues.

The Board continues to lead and co-ordinate communication and engagement activity
across National Safeguarding Adults Week and during the week, we were able to visit various locations across Surrey to host stalls and meet individuals and enable them to feel more confident in recognising the signs of abuse and neglect and reporting safeguarding concerns. Some activities and events included:

  • Attending the Camberley engagement hub hosted by Action for Carers to disseminate information, leaflets and SSAB merchandise. The event was well attended with over 100 visitors.
  • Collaborating with partners from First Community Health and Care, Surrey Police and the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to organise a stand at the Belfry Centre in Redhill to deliver information and inform residents about the importance of Safeguarding Adults Week.
  • Visiting the University of Surrey to meet students and inform them about the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board and explaining the importance of being able to ensure they are confident in reporting safeguarding concerns.
  • Launch of Safeguarding Adults Easy read leaflets.
  • Videos and resources developed and disseminated with an independent specialist college in Surrey.

Themes across the week were set by Ann Craft Trust and to ensure consistency in activity,
key messages were shared by the Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board through our social media channels.

The themes were:

  • Monday – Mental Capacity Act
  • Tuesday – Role of the carers (Learning from SARs), Power of Attorneys
  • Wednesday – SSAB Safeguarding Conference
  • Thursday – Trauma informed/Vicarious Trauma
  • Friday – Domestic Abuse/Scams

SSAB Conference November 2023

In alignment with Safeguarding Adults Week, the SSAB held a virtual conference which designed to help individuals from frontline practitioners to senior managers understand an a variety of adult safeguarding topics, providing an opportunity for partners to refresh their commitment to adult safeguarding and grow their networks.  A significant outcome of the conference was the ability to highlight the 4 key priorities within our strategic plan.

To view highlights of our conference, you can watch all of the keynote sessions please visit our conference page.