National Safeguarding Adults Week - 2020

This week is National Safeguarding Adults Week and each day of the week we’ll focus on a different safeguarding theme. These themes are broad, and each one covers many areas of focus. To help you prepare for the event, we’ve gathered a number of resources for each theme that are from partners in the West Midlands and organisations around the UK.

Monday 16th - Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Learn about the Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership

We kick off National Safeguarding Adults week with access to our free eLearning course that explains all about the Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership. 

To learn more visit our eLearning course.

Tuesday 17th - Adult Grooming

Modern Slavery

Why not access our free modern slavery course - which was written in partnership with Dudley Safe and Sound.

For more information and booking please visit the Modern Slavery e-learning course.

Wednesday 18th - Understanding Legislation

Understanding Legislation

Webinar on understanding the legal Framework for Safeguarding Adults West Midlands Regional Adult Safeguarding Leads

Wednesday 18th November 2020


Online via Microsoft Teams (invitation to join will be sent 48 hours before the event) 

The Care Act 2014, for the first time, set out a clear legal framework for how local authorities and other parts of the health and care system should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect. 

“Adult safeguarding” is working with adults with care and support needs to keep them safe from abuse or neglect. The framework allows key organisations and individuals with responsibilities for adult safeguarding to agree on how they must work together and what roles they must play to keep adults at risk safe.


 Join this Webinar by Janice White, Solicitor, Coventry City Council to find out more about:

 An overview of the relevant legislative framework including: 

  • What is ‘well-being’? 
  • ‘Making enquiries’
  • What are ‘care and support needs’?
  • When is a SAR needed?
  • The duty of co-operation
  • Transitions?
  • Practical tips for front line staff

Janice White – Team Leader, Legal Services, Coventry City Council

 Janice qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and joined the Legal Services team in 1998, having previously worked in private practice ultimately specialising in criminal law.  On joining the Council, Janice worked primarily in child protection work, but moved to focus primarily on adult social care work in 2002 and has not looked back.  She is now the Team Leader for the People team in legal services: a team of 10, together they cover all aspects of children social care (particularly pre-proceedings work), adult social care, mental health, mental capacity, immigration and education law.  In her spare time, Janice sings as part of a Barbershop chorus, dreams of opening a beach bar (preferably somewhere in the Caribbean) and, continues to kid herself that, one day, she will run that marathon.

How to Book:

Thursday 19th - Creating Safer Places

Look Listen, and let us Know

Why not try our Adults and Children's safeguarding course that explains what you could look and listen out for and how simple it is to help safeguard someone you may be concerned about. 


To find out more and book on to this course visit our Look, Listen and Let us know e-learning course.

Safeguarding Adults in Dudley

Do you work with Adults and want to learn more about safeguarding, Why not try our introduction to Safeguarding Adults course.

To learn more about this course and to book on visit our Safeguarding Adults e-learning course.

Friday 20th - Organisational Abuse

Closed Cultures Project from Care Quality Commission

A closed culture is a poor culture in a health or care service that increases the risk of harm. This includes abuse and human rights breaches. The development of closed cultures can be deliberate or unintentional – either way it can cause unacceptable harm to a person and their loved ones. 

To find out more visit the CQC Closed Cultures Project Page

Dignity in Care - From Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE have a really helpful guide that helps to define dignity in care, as well as how best to implement it.

It is aimed at care providers, managers and staff who work with adults – especially older adults.

Learn more by visiting the SCIE pages on Dignity in Care.