National Safeguarding Adults Week

National Adult Safeguarding Week 2021

Safeguarding agencies across Cumbria will be supporting a national campaign designed to raise awareness of the services available to vulnerable adults.

National Adult Safeguarding Week takes place between 15th and 21st November. Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board will be supporting the Ann Craft Trust in raising awareness of services available to those suffering from abuse or neglect.  You can find out more about the week of action and theme on the Ann Craft Trust website.

The theme for Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 is 'Creating Safer Cultures'. 

Jeanette McDiarmid, the Independent Chair of Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board, said:

Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for everyone to come together to raise awareness of the importance of understanding safeguarding issues, and the need to start vital conversations to help keep people safe.

We hope the information we share during the week will enable more organisations and individuals to feel confident in recognising the signs of abuse and neglect, and reporting any concerns they may have.

This year's theme of 'safer cultures' is all about how organisations and individuals can take steps to recognise harm happening in the first instance and understand how to raise concerns. We also want organisations to make sure the right policies and procedures are in place so that any safeguarding concerns are recognised and responded to effectively.

It is only by Cumbrian communities working closely together that we can reduce the risk of harm to vulnerable adults.

The Board regularly circulates newsletters by email, which focus on specific safeguarding topics, and throughout the week of action we will be issuing daily 'five-minute briefings' providing advice on a range of different topics which will include: 

  • Emotional Abuse and Safeguarding Mental Health
  • The Power of Language
  • Digital Safeguarding
  • Adult Grooming

Jeanette added: "I would encourage everyone to sign up to receive our newsletters so we can all do our bit to help protect the people around us."

For more information and to sign up for newsletter briefings please visit the board's website: To follow the social media campaign please follow @cumbriasab on Twitter.