Safeguarding Week 2017

Safeguarding Week 2017 will see a number of events taking place between 9 and 13 October.


The North Yorkshire and City of York safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships are working together to host Safeguarding Week. The theme is ‘safeguarding is everybody’s business’.

Safeguarding week aims to raise awareness of the different forms abuse can take and to look at complex issues like protecting young people from abuse online.

From 9 to 13 October information will be available and events will be held across North Yorkshire and York to offer advice and guidance on a range of issues such as staying safe online, cyber-bullying, grooming and safety in sport.

Safeguarding week events

Safeguarding week in North Yorkshire and York is being supported by the four safeguarding boards that look after children, young people and adults in North Yorkshire and York and their partner organisations, including the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire and the community safety partnerships.

A conference for multi-agency professionals will be held at the Pavilions in Harrogate on Monday 9 October 2017, and will include two keynote speakers and workshops. On the day, delegates will choose three workshops they would like to attend from a choice of six. The keynote speakers are:

  • Jamie Bartlett - Director of the Centre of the Analysis of Social Media whose principle areas of interest include social media monitoring, internet culture, the 'dark net' and hidden internet subcultures.  
  • Lorin LaFave - Lorin’s son, Breck, was groomed online and killed by his groomer. She founded the Breck Foundation which aims to build awareness of the dangers young people face online every day and promoting prevention through education and empowerment. Lorin campaigns to promote awareness of keeping safe online and using the internet responsibly.  

The workshops will be delivered by a number of professionals in North Yorkshire, and the topics will include:

  • prevent; 
  • modern slavery; 
  • suicide prevention; 
  • hate crime; 
  • financial abuse and exploitation; and
  • safeguarding in sport.

Please note that the conference is now fully booked.

Reporting abuse

Anyone who is concerned that someone they know may be the subject of abuse should report it: 

North Yorkshire

Children: use the North Yorkshire safeguarding children board - worried about a child? page.
Adults: telephone 01609 780780 

City of York

Children: use the City of York safeguarding children board - if you are concerned about a child page.
Adults: use the City of York safeguarding adults - how to raise a safeguarding concern page. Alternatively, contact adult social care on 01904 555111; out of hours telephone: 01609 780780

For more information about types and signs of abuse, see the North Yorkshire safeguarding children board's website or our safeguarding vulnerable adults page.

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