Age UK’s Safeguarding team are running 4 lunchtime drop-in sessions aimed to enhance knowledge and understanding of different topics associated with safeguarding. These sessions are open to all Age UK Network staff and will be delivered live on Microsoft Teams. Each session will also be recorded so that you can view them later. Find out full details of each of the live events below. Please note: You don’t need to book your place at the events, just use the links provided below to join on the day. We will send reminders via Signpost ahead of these sessions too.
13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 2nd February | Safeguarding language
Do you know what an IMCA is? Who works in a MASH? What a section 42 enquiry is?
Working across different organisations can be tricky at the best of times, but when we all use different language and acronyms, it becomes harder still.
This session aims to help you learn more about the different terms used by partners working in social care and safeguarding.
13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 2nd March | Domestic Abuse Myths and Stereotypes
The Domestic Abuse Act came into force in 2021 and – despite this legislation encompassing victims and survivors of all genders, ages and sexualities – older survivors often go unrecognised.
This session will help to dispel some of the common myths surrounding the characteristics of primary victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We will highlight some of the work we are doing at Age UK to raise the profile of older people experiencing domestic abuse and the challenges they face.
13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 6th April | The role of the Local Authority
Are you confident in contacting a local authority and be able to speak with the team you need to?
Accessing social care teams can be tricky. If you’ve tried before, you’ll probably have already experienced being put through from a contact centre to a duty worker and then on to a case worker.
In this session we’ll help you to understand who does what and who to speak with to help you get the advice and action you need.
13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 8th June | Understanding Mental Health
1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year in the UK.
It’s important that we understand what this means for those with mental ill health and what we can do to support them.
This session will provide some information to increase your knowledge, so that we are better equipped to understand and support our colleagues and beneficiaries who may be impacted. We will also discuss treatments and the support services available.
If you have any questions about any of these sessions, please contact: Carrie.email@example.com.