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Safeguarding is everyone’s business as week of action returns

Rochdale’s annual Safeguarding Adults Week returns online with the theme of the week the subject of creating safer cultures. 

Running from 15-21 November, the week will focus on sharing key safeguarding information to practitioners working with vulnerable adults and residents across the borough of Rochdale. 

The week will also provide a key opportunity for public and practitioners to engage in a variety of key adult safeguarding themes and to highlight help and support available locally.
Themes include information on how to stay safe online, safeguarding mental wellbeing, information to prevent self-neglect, and how to protect people from adult grooming. 

Everyone will be reminded of the safeguarding adults board’s role, in helping to create safer cultures through the multi-agency procedures and policies it has in place for practitioners, volunteers, services and partner agencies in the borough.

In addition, the week will recognise individuals and teams for their continued work to support and protect adults at risk from abuse and harm

Amanda Clarke, the independent chair of Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board, said: “It’s always important to remind people that safeguarding is our collective responsibility and really is everyone’s business. The week’s theme of creating safer cultures cuts across a number of important areas and we hope the daily topics can start conversations, raise awareness and make our residents safer.” 

She added: “If anyone has any safeguarding concerns, my message is do not hesitate, get in touch and your concerns will be looked into immediately.” 

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult care, said: ““This is an important week for the borough. We can all play our part in creating safer cultures and looking out for each other. The week will help raise awareness of a number of important safeguarding themes to help protect and support vulnerable adults in the borough. I am sure it will be another successful and interesting week.”
For further information about Safeguarding Adults Week and to view the resources available visit 

Anyone wishing to report a safeguarding concern across the borough of Rochdale should ring 0300 303 8886 or email [email protected] 

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