National Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 Local Campaign Resources

National Safeguarding Adults Week (NSAW)

National Safeguarding Adults Week (NSAW) is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The campaign is led by the Ann Craft Trust and the overarching theme for the week is ‘Safeguarding Yourself and Others’.

When is it?

Monday 20th – Friday 24th November

How can you take part?

You can easily get involved by:

If you have your own plans for the week, please get in touch, we would love to hear about the good work you are doing: [email protected]

Themes and more resources for the week!

Below you will find further resources to support you with raising awareness of each theme during the week.

The Ann Craft Trust also have free resources for you to access as well as online sessions that you can attend.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and on this day we want organisations and individuals to think about what their role is in safeguarding adults? Everyone has a responsibility to look out for one another and to report any concerns if they are worried that someone they know is at risk of abuse or neglect. A key message to share during this day and throughout the week is – “The person who has the concern, should raise the Concern!“.

On this day you can:

Tuesday’s theme focuses on safer organisation cultures; this is essential to the wellbeing of staff, service users and volunteers. A good and safe organisation will have robust policies and procedures in place and will ensure that staff receive appropriate training.

On this day you can:

Vicarious trauma can affect anyone who engages empathetically with survivors of traumatic incidents. There are ways in which organisations and individuals can work to reduce the impact and attempt to prevent vicarious trauma for staff working directly with victims who have experienced trauma. On this day, we want to raise awareness of vicarious trauma and the tools that can support the wellbeing of professionals.

On this day you can:

New Toolkit to support Practitioners who work with adults at risk of, or who are experiencing sexual exploitation.

On this day we formally launch our Adult Sexual Exploitation Practitioners Toolkit.

Both locally and nationally it has been recognised there is a requirement for the development of processes and formal guidance in relation to the response to incidents of Adult Sexual Exploitation (ASE).

The Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (TSAB) has developed a Toolkit, which includes a risk screening tool and referral pathway. It is intended to support partners and colleagues to recognise the signs of ASE, assess the associated risk factors and vulnerabilities, then take appropriate, proportionate steps to safeguard and support.

From 23 November, professionals can access the Toolkit and supporting documents via the TSAB website –

On this day you can :

Today is Carers Rights Day. Caring for someone can be very rewarding but can also be challenging. That’s why it’s important for Carers to know their rights and what support is available to them.

On this day you can:

The Ann Craft Trust states that “Co-production is usually where service providers and users work together to reach a collective outcome. The idea behind co-production is that those who are affected or use a service, are best placed to help design it.”

On this day you can: