Adult Safeguarding Week: new partnership has been confirmed

The Disclose and Barring Service (DBS) have partnered with Ann Craft Trust for National Safeguarding Adults Week to support organisations develop safer working environments.

Running until 27th November, Safeguarding Adults Week sees organisations come together to raise awareness for important safeguarding issues such as elder abuse and neglect. This year, institutions such as the Football Association have partnered with the campaign. 

However, a new organisation has been announced as being the latest authority to promote the week. DBS, a government organisation which supports employers to make safer recruitment decisions by issuing criminal record checks, is working with Anne Craft Trust -the host of safeguarding adults week. 

The two organisations are working together focused upon the theme of ‘Creating Safer Organisational Cultures’, which is helping organisations develop a better understanding of the types of checks that are required when recruiting new employees. 

Activities being provided include:

  • Workshops which will better inform safeguarding practice for local authorities across voluntary health, educational and faith sectors
  • A free webinar that will be taking place today, providing support and information around ensuring safe and fair recruitment

Dr Suzanne Smith, Barring and Safeguarding Director for the Disclosure and Barring Service said, ‘DBS performs a critical role in helping protect the most vulnerable.

‘We support employers to make safer recruitment decisions informed by our difference levels of DBS checks and by barring individuals who pose a risk to vulnerable groups from working in certain roles.

‘We are pleased to work alongside the Ann Craft Trust, who share a commitment to safeguarding excellence, and look forward to sharing our expertise with organisations working to protect adults at risk.’

Dr Deborah Kitson, CEO of Ann Craft Trust said, ‘The Ann Craft Trust is now committed to safeguarding adults at risk and disabled young people of any form of abuse and harm.

‘As part of safeguarding adults week this year, we are pleased to be working with DBS to host a free webinar discussing safe and fair recruitment.’

Photo by DBS


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