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Working together in Walsall to safeguard adults

2019-11-18T10:43:01+00:00Monday 18 November 2019|

Walsall Healthcare’s Safeguarding colleagues will join its School Nursing Team and borough partners to stage an information and support event as part of National Safeguarding Adults Week.

National Safeguarding Adults Week runs from 18-22 November and will focus on:

  • Self-neglect
  • Modern slavery
  • Online bullying and cyber security
  • Disability hate crime
  • Financial abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • The prevent agenda
  • Safeguarding adults in sport and activity

The information event is being held in the main atrium of Walsall Manor Hospital between 10am and 2.30pm on Thursday 21 November. Organisations that are attending are Black Country Women’s Aid, Walsall Street Teams, Walsall Iris, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Safeguarding and School Nursing Teams, Walsall Neighbourhood Watch, Walsall Fire Brigade and Black Country Innovate

Jennifer Robinson, Walsall Healthcare’s Lead Nurse, Safeguarding Adults, said: “Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and next week’s focus will help to raise awareness of the different issues that affect the health, wellbeing and human rights of adults who should be able to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.

“Working in partnership across Walsall is so important if we want our safeguarding to be effective.”

As part of National Safeguarding Adults Week West Midlands Fire Service will also be holding a professional development opportunity for managers and frontline practitioners on Tuesday 19 November. It aims to promote the lessons learned from serious and fatal fires, focusing on serious incident data, case studies, Safe and Well referral mechanisms and new online learning opportunities.

Also on that day a Modern Slavery safeguarding event will be held for healthcare staff. And a Practice Reflection Workshop will take place on Thursday 21 November with the theme of Self Neglect.

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