Safeguarding Awareness Week is launched

L-R: Phillip Bennett, Peter Robertshaw, Robert Dyson, Joanne Beverley, Carrie Abbott and Alasdair Kirkpatrick

Barnsley College hosted the Safeguarding Awareness Week launch event on Monday 9 July.

Taking place from Monday 9 July to Friday 14 July 2018, the week is designed to increase awareness of safeguarding in Barnsley and how the public, businesses and partners can address concerns or issues to prevent them escalating.

Carrie Abbott, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s Service Director of Public Health, officially opened the event which was attended by The Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Children and Adult Boards, Robert Dyson, and a number of partner organisations including Berneslai Homes, Barnsley Hospital, Hesley Group, Shared Lives (an alternative to home care and care homes for people who need support to live independently), the College and local schools.

Phil Briscoe, Vice Principal Quality and Student Experience at Barnsley College, said: “We were delighted to host and help to launch such a meaningful, impactful and important event.

“It’s great to see so many organisations coming together, with the support of Barnsley Council, in what is a fantastic example of partnership working at its very best.”

Carrie added: “It was a pleasure to open Safeguarding Awareness Week 2018. The speakers were thought provoking and their emotive stories and experiences showed all partners how we all need to continue to work together to protect our children and adults from harm.”

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Last updated: 20th July 2018

Originally posted on: 20th July 2018