West Yorkshire Safeguarding Week 2021

21st June – 27th June


Safeguarding Week is a fantastic opportunity for us all to help people in Leeds to be safe from abuse, neglect and self-neglect. Together we can use this opportunity to share important messages with citizens, communities and practitioners.

This year, the Board is focusing on self-neglect and so we would like to ask all organisations and services in Leeds to do at least one thing during Safeguarding Week to promote awareness and understanding of self-neglect.

This could include:

  • Promoting awareness of the support and help that is available to people in Leeds
  • Supporting practitioners to develop their knowledge and confidence to work with people who self-neglect

Please take this opportunity to promote awareness of safeguarding amongst members of the public and people who use your services. Our leaflets and posters will help you to do this. Please circulate them as much as possible. These are available on our website and are aimed at helping people to be safe, click here

We know that supporting people who self-neglect can be difficult; please use this time to help us to promote better understanding of self-neglect amongst practitioners. The Board developed a new Self-Neglect Policy in 2020 which includes best practice principles based on the national research; this is an important resource. Please share this within your services and staff teams; click here

We will also be launching new resources to coincide with Safeguarding Week. These new resources will help to convey the learning from Safeguarding Adults Reviews in Leeds in relation to self-neglect. We will circulate and make these available on this page from the 21st June 2021.

Please help us to make Safeguarding Week a success. Together, we can make a difference. 

Please let us know what you are doing for Safeguarding Week, just email us at lsab@leeds.gov.uk

For information about resources offered by the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership, to safeguard children and young people, please click here

Thank you

Richard Jones CBE, Independent Chair

Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board