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SAB Newsletter - December

Safeguarding Adults Week 18-24 November

The Safeguarding Adults Board and the Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership be be jointly hosting events to raise awareness. Key topics for County Durham Safeguarding Week will include:

Wednesday 20 November

We are holding a number of briefings from guest speakers which are now available to book:

There will be a number of organisations who will have stalls at the event at County Hall, Durham to help raise awareness. 

The Ann Craft Trust has produced briefings and resources about national safeguarding adults week for you to download and use in your organisation. 

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DBS Refresher Event

Friday 29 March

This event aims to raise awareness of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and their role in helping employers to make safer recruitment decisions. The session will act as a refresher for staff already trained and a good introduction the role and scope of the Disclosure & Barring Service.


Safeguarding Awareness Week

Monday 26 - Friday 30 November

This week we are running a series of messages around safeguarding on the Durham County Council's Facebook page and Twitter feed. Please help us spread the message by sharing/retweeting them to your own audiences. If you have important safeguarding messages of your own, please include that hashtag and it will help your message reach a wider audience.


Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29

Open Market Event in Durham Room, County Hall, Durham 10.00am-4.00pm: a number of our partners will be holding stalls full of information on a range of safeguarding subjects.

Friday 30

Practitioners' event in County Hall, Durham: a number of presentations will take place throughout the day relating to safeguarding. You can find out more details and book online:


Financial abuse event

The Safeguarding Adults Board and Safe Durham Partnership held an event focussing on financial abuse, to raise awareness of a range of issues, including internet and postal scams, doorstep crime and cybercrime.

A number of organisations gave presentations showing examples of scams that have taken place, and ran workshops to give valuable advice and guidance to attendees.

Other useful websites who can offer advice and guidance on various types of financial abuse are available:

There is also a free Friends against Scams: practitioner elearning course available for practitioners who will be interacting with victims of scams.


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