Monday 9 March marks the start of Calderdale’s first ever Safeguarding Week.
Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards are hosting the week, which aims to raise awareness of the role everyone has in protecting vulnerable children and adults.
The events will highlight support available in Calderdale, as well as providing a range of training and workshops for professionals and members of the public.
The week will begin with a launch on Southgate precinct in Halifax town centre on Monday 9 March at 1.30pm and will include a speech by the Police Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williams. There will also be market stalls providing information about the range of services available in Calderdale, with entertainment provided by Phoenix Radio and dance group Pennine Movers.
The week then continues with events and workshops across the borough for members of the public and also for staff who work in safeguarding and child and adult protection.
The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Stephen Baines, said:
“Safeguarding Week is a great way to raise the profile of serious matters in an easily accessible way.
“There are events planned right across Calderdale, for all audiences. There’ll be important training and information sessions, as well as arts, music, dance and market stalls for entertainment.
“It’s important that as many people as possible are aware of safeguarding and what it means. By knowing more about safeguarding it makes it easier for people to support vulnerable adults and children, knowing how to spot the signs of safeguarding issues and where to go to access support.”
For more information about the week and for a full programme of events visit www.calderdale-scb.org.uk/professionals/learning-and-development/safeguarding-week-march-9th-to-15th-2015(external link)