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Kirklees Safeguarding Week

Kirklees Safeguarding Week returns for a sixth year from Monday 21 to Friday 25 June 2021 as part of the West Yorkshire wide Safeguarding Week.  Kirklees Safeguarding Adults Board (KSAB), Kirklees Safeguarding Children Partnership (KSCP), Safer Kirklees, and all our multi-agency partners will share the safeguarding message; showcase good work that is already happening and strengthen learning and knowledge amongst all who work with children and adults at risk.

“Safeguarding.  It’s everyone’s business” is the message used throughout the country and this year, Kirklees wants to reinforce that message alongside the fact that Safeguarding runs beyond Safeguarding Week.  Safeguarding is everyone’s business all year round.

The last year has been extremely challenging for everyone in one way or another, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the relaxing of Covid restrictions under the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown, we as a whole community can use this opportunity to raise awareness about safeguarding and the signs we should look out for to make sure we keep each and every one of us safe from abuse or neglect.

The programme of events and activities raises awareness of safeguarding issues, recognising the signs of abuse or neglect in children or adults, how to report a concern as well as learning and refreshing of safeguarding topics for professionals and practitioners who work with vulnerable children and adults at risk.  Subjects covered during the week include domestic abuse, forced marriage, modern slavery, deprivation of liberty and mental capacity, mental health, scams, financial abuse and more.

Whilst Safeguarding Week provides a range of learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers – the Kirklees community are also invited to take part during the week.  Full details are hosted on the latest news and updates section of the Kirklees Children Safeguarding Partnership website: www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk

Safeguarding Week Programme

Kirklees Safeguarding Week Poster

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To report a concern regarding an adult call: 01484 414933

To report a concern regarding a child call: 01484 456848, out of hours: 999

Follow the week on Twitter: #KirkleesSafeguardingWeek and #WYSafeguardingWeek