Safeguarding Week - get involved

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Safeguarding Week (19 - 23 June) serves as a reminder that everyone has the right to be safe and protected, regardless of age, background, or circumstance. It is an opportunity for us to learn, understand, and take action against abuse, neglect, and exploitation that may occur in our surroundings. 

This year's theme is "Safeguarding is everybody’s business.”  

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is defined in law – The Care Act (2014) as ‘protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.’ Adult safeguarding is about preventing and responding to concerns of abuse, harm or neglect of adults. Staff should work together in partnership with adults so that they are:

  • safe and able to protect themselves from abuse and neglect;
  • treated fairly and with dignity and respect;
  • protected when they need to be; and
  • able to easily access the support, protection and services that they need.

JRHT is dedicated in ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding is at the heart of what we do.


How to get involved

A full programme of events is open for viewing and booking via EventBrite and early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The extensive programme of learning events, seminars and interactive sessions have been developed by partners from Safeguarding Adults Boards, Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, Community Safety Partnerships across North Yorkshire, the City of York and East Riding and Hull. 

Please note: Some sessions are only for professionals and these are marked ‘PROFESSIONALS ONLY’.