Safeguarding Week 2020

Safer Leeds, the LSAB and LSCP are once again taking part in Safeguarding Week, in partnership with colleagues from across West Yorkshire.

Due to current government guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Safeguarding Week this year will take place virtually.
Safeguarding Week is an opportunity for all agencies to celebrate and share good practice, and raise awareness of the services you provide to protect and support families and promote this across the city.
As COVID-19 still affects how we provide services, you may want to share examples of innovative work or outstanding practice you have undertaken to ensure vulnerable families and individuals continue to be supported during this time. This year the three Boards will provide a menu of learning and useful materials on their websites that we hope will be useful and informative to services in the city:
  • The Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board will provide key messages and learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews. 
  • Safer Leeds will be sharing a range of messages across social media to raise public awareness about some of the key community safety issues in the city, particularly domestic abuse.  Look out for their messages on Facebook and Twitter from some familiar faces who will be helping them to promote Safeguarding Week.
  • The Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership are asking that all our partners take this time to “reflect” on their practice and “refresh” their knowledge. See their menu of learning, useful materials and links to informative videos in the table below.
Throughout the week we all be active on social media and invite all our partners to post information on their own activities using the hashtag #safeguardingweek2020.
Help us to promote the week by using all the materials which are now available for you to download.
Safeguarding children, young people, adults and families remains a priority for all of us, especially during this challenging time. Help us to make Safeguarding Week a success by showcasing and celebrating the fantastic work that you do to protect and safeguard all people in Leeds.