Safeguarding Adults Week (15th – 21st November) is a national awareness week which aims to help organisations and individuals to feel confident in recognising signs of abuse and neglect, and how to record and report their safeguarding concerns.


This year the week focuses on how everyone can help to create a safer culture by taking steps to minimise harm occurring in the first instance, whilst also ensuring correct policies and procedures are in place. Follow #SafeguardingAdultsWeek on social media to get advice on specific safeguarding issues including emotional abuse, the use of language, digital safeguarding, and creating safer organisational cultures.


If you volunteer with a local charity or community group, it is worth checking what safeguarding policies are in place. If you aren’t sure they are up-to-date or cover all safeguarding requirements, visit Community Impact Bucks to find the latest safeguarding guidance for voluntary organisations and how your organisation can access tailored advice, support and training. You can also watch a series of short videos for volunteers to help you carry out your role safely.



Rachel Fisher


Head of Communications

Community Impact Bucks – A Better Life Together


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