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Residents encouraged to reach out for help this Safeguarding Adults Week

SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WEEK 2022

Residents in Gateshead are being encouraged to find out more about important safeguarding issues in the community, as well as how and where to access safeguarding support for adults this Safeguarding Adults Week (21-27 November).

This year, over 1000 adults in Gateshead have reached out for safeguarding support (1223 between 1 January and 31 October 2022).

Safeguarding Adults Week is an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues affecting communities across Gateshead - including the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

The aim is to start vital conversations and share best practice across the nation, as well as regionally with events taking place in Gateshead and online.

Each day the Council will be focusing on a different safeguarding theme to explore how we respond to contemporary safeguarding challenges.

There will also be a stand with information at the Civic Centre reception area Monday to Friday from 11.30am until 1.30pm.

Councillor Michael McNestry, Cabinet Member for Adults Social Care at Gateshead Council, said: "We are pleased to raise awareness of our safeguarding teams and the support on offer for adults across our communities this Safeguarding Adults Week.

"More and more adults are in need of vital safeguarding support, as cases of domestic abuse and neglect are predicted to rise due to the cost-of-living crisis.

"By participating in and hosting skills-sharing sessions with the safeguarding profession throughout the week, we can improve our service as well as share important knowledge and learnings regionally and nationally.

"We would encourage anyone in Gateshead who has a safeguarding concern to visit us at the civic this week, or alternatively, visit our website to find out how we can support you or the person you know to access help and advice."

To report a safeguarding concern or find out about the support available in Gateshead, visit the Gateshead Safeguarding website.

SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WEEK 2022
20 November 2022

Residents in Gateshead are being encouraged to find out more about important safeguarding issues in the community, as well as how and where to access safeguarding support for adults this Safeguarding Adults Week (21-27 November).

This year, over 1000 adults in Gateshead have reached out for safeguarding support (1223 between 1 January and 31 October 2022).

Safeguarding Adults Week is an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues affecting communities across Gateshead - including the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

The aim is to start vital conversations and share best practice across the nation, as well as regionally with events taking place in Gateshead and online.

Each day the Council will be focusing on a different safeguarding theme to explore how we respond to contemporary safeguarding challenges.

There will also be a stand with information at the Civic Centre reception area Monday to Friday from 11.30am until 1.30pm.

Councillor Michael McNestry, Cabinet Member for Adults Social Care at Gateshead Council, said: "We are pleased to raise awareness of our safeguarding teams and the support on offer for adults across our communities this Safeguarding Adults Week.

"More and more adults are in need of vital safeguarding support, as cases of domestic abuse and neglect are predicted to rise due to the cost-of-living crisis.

"By participating in and hosting skills-sharing sessions with the safeguarding profession throughout the week, we can improve our service as well as share important knowledge and learnings regionally and nationally.

"We would encourage anyone in Gateshead who has a safeguarding concern to visit us at the civic this week, or alternatively, visit our website to find out how we can support you or the person you know to access help and advice."

To report a safeguarding concern or find out about the support available in Gateshead, visit the Gateshead Safeguarding website.

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