This latest roundup includes information on upcoming events over the coming months including the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults Week, Report to Prevent Future Deaths, Equalities Training, Hourglass Webinars and Information Guidance updates.

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East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board News Bulletin

This latest roundup includes information on upcoming events over the coming months including the Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding Adults Week, Report to Prevent Future Deaths, Equalities Training, Hourglass Webinars and Information Guidance updates.

Have an interesting item? Please get in touch


Safeguarding Adults Week 2023

Safeguarding Adults Week is an opportunity for organisations from a range of sectors to join forces to:

  • Raise awareness of important safeguarding key issues.
  • Start conversations about safeguarding.
  • Develop confidence in recognising signs of abuse and neglect, and recording and reporting safeguarding concerns.

The theme for the week is ‘Looking After Yourself and others’.  Each day of the week will focus on a different safeguarding theme:

Monday 20/11:

What’s My Role in Safeguarding Adults?

Tuesday 21/11:

Let’s Start Talking – Taking the Lead on Safeguarding in Your Organisation.

Wednesday 22/11:

Who Cares for The Carers? Secondary and Vicarious Trauma

Thursday 23/11:

Adopting a Trauma Informed approach to Safeguarding Adults

Friday 24/11:

Listen, Learn, Lead – Co-Production with Experts by Experience

Visit ‘The Ann Craft Trust’ website to access links to events, resources and more for the week via this link:  Safeguarding Adults Week 2023



This Regulation 28 report was issued following a fire death in Rottingdean on the 23/12/22.  The Regulation 28 report relates to the Telecare system that was installed in this sheltered home, and the occupant’s inability to summon help following her fall because she wasn’t in possession of the alarm pendant.

This report reinforces the importance of reminding people with Telecare systems to ensure they keep the alarm pendant / bracelet on them at all times.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) offer free Home Safety Visits for vulnerable occupants to reduce risk within the home. ESFRS also offer a short fire safety awareness session for frontline staff to assist them to recognise potential fire risk .


Equalities Training (23/11/23) – open to all agencies

You are skilled and experienced in your field; you take pride in your professionalism; you care about your team and the children, young people and families you work with.

How confident and equipped do you feel to provide the best possible service to diverse communities of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds?

What are your strengths in this area and what anxieties and concerns do you have?

This reflective workshop, delivered by Aaron Clarke on behalf of Diversity Resource International, will provide an opportunity to explore issues around race, ethnicity and religious diversity, enabling you and your team to improve professional practice when working with families, children and young people.

The training will take place online on the 23/11/23, 1pm-4:15pm. To book your place follow this link: Safeguarding | East Sussex County Council


Hourglass Webinars

One in six older people are victims of abuse.  Hourglass is the UK’s only charity focused on the abuse and neglect of older people.   Hourglass are hosting free webinars each month in collaboration with our partners, each one focusing on a different area around the abuse of older people. Upcoming webinars include:

  • Older Male Victims of Abuse – Stereotyped Harm? 14th December 2023 from 10am to 11.30am
  • Sexual abuse of older people – the last taboo? 25th January 2024 from 10am to 11.30am

Book your tickets here: Webinars | Hourglass (


Modern Slavery

The care sector is susceptible to worker exploitation and modern slavery. Many people providing their labour in the sector receive low pay and the work is considered low-skilled. Due to the transient nature of the workforce and the historic reliance on migrant workers, current labour shortages have created a further opportunity for workers to be exploited. Read the  report ‘who cares‘ by Unseen.

The University Of Nottingham Rights Lab have also recently published a commissioning officers guide regarding ‘Establishing modern slavery risk assessment and due diligence in Adult Social Care‘.  This guide is aimed at commissioning officers and managers within local authority adult social care teams. It provides advice on to how to set up effective local systems to identify and manage the risks of modern slavery in adult social care.


Information Guidance 

Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse Guidance – East Sussex SAB –This guidance has been developed to support all staff and managers working across agencies in East Sussex who support adults who are at risk of or experiencing domestic abuse. It provides a framework for a consistent and effective response to tackling this complex area of safeguarding practice.

Sussex Safeguarding Adults Escalation and Resolution Protocol – East Sussex SAB – This protocol provides an escalation and resolution process for disagreements between agencies or professionals in relation to adult safeguarding, including organisational safeguarding processes.

Partnership Protocol 2022 – 24 – East Sussex SAB – The East Sussex Partnership Protocol governs relationships between key agencies working to promote the health and wellbeing of East Sussex’s communities.

Multi-agency guidance for adults experiencing or at risk of financial abuse – East Sussex SAB – The purpose of this guidance is to support all statutory and voluntary agencies in East Sussex who may have contact or an active role with adults who have experienced, or are at risk of, financial abuse. It also considers young people aged 16 – 17 who are transitioning to adult services, or experiencing domestic abuse.

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