Safeguarding Adults: It's Everybody’s Business

  • Thursday, 24 November 2022
  • Central Manchester
  • 08:30 - 15:45
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  • Overview

At the request of delegates attending the highly successful Safeguarding Children events, Open Forum Events are pleased to be hosting the Safeguarding Adults: It’s Everybody’s Business conference.

Although safeguarding is usually associated with protecting children and young people, there needs to be robust measures in place to ensure the safety of adults who may be at risk of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Safeguarding best practice should be established to support adults who are unable to protect themselves due to vulnerabilities such as: being elderly or frail, have a learning of physical disability, suffer with a long-term condition or poor mental health, have an addiction, lacks capacity.

It is commonly regarded that adult safeguarding is everybody’s business, however, the Care Act 2014 put safeguarding of adults on a statutory footing, meaning that all organisations that encounter the public have a legal duty to have a policy in place.

This conference will feature an agenda of safeguarding experts, delivering a series of insightful and informative presentations, addressing some of the perturbing issues surrounding safeguarding and to highlight some of the preventative measures to minimise harm and share best practice.  Question-and-answer sessions will allow for delegates to have their say and contribute to the discussions, whilst informal networking breaks will allow for knowledge exchange and peer interaction.

Book today for the CPD accredited Safeguarding Adults: It’s Everybody’s Business conference to be at the forefront of professional practice and policy.

  • Confirmed Speakers

  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair's Opening Address

  • Simon Garner, Deputy Director Adult Social Care, Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)

Keynote Address

Speaker TBC

"Protecting the Right to Live in Safety, Free from Abuse and Neglect"

Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Having policies and procedures to safeguard adults is a legal requirement under the Care Act 2014.


Liz Howard, Professional Officer with BASW (British Association of Social Workers) (invited)

"Impact of the Pandemic on Vulnerable Adults"

The Local Government Association’s Covid-19 Adult Safeguarding Insight Project has been tracking the impact of the pandemic on adult safeguarding work. It has revealed that Pandemic-related delays in responding to adult safeguarding concerns have resulted in “severe consequences” for people accessing or in need of services, with many reports being made later, meaning problems have become far more acute, complex and harmful.

  • Dr Sarah Kiely, GPwSI Asylum Seeker Mental Health, GMMH Trust and Named GP for Safeguarding Adults , Bolton CCG (confirmed)
"Safeguarding Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Primary Care"

Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.


Coffee in the Networking Area


Emma Gibson, Head of Safeguarding Adults in Sport, Ann Craft Trust (invited)

"Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Sports and Physical Activity"

Safeguarding in sport is the process of protecting children and adults from harm by providing a safe space in which to play sport and be active.


Jacqui Morrissey, Director of Research, The Samaritians (invited)

"Preventing Male Suicide"

Men were significantly more likely than women to kill themselves. Past research by the Samaritans identified the highest suicide rate being among men aged 45-49. It also found that men from low socioeconomic backgrounds living in deprived areas were 10 times more likely to die by suicide than men from high socioeconomic backgrounds living in the most affluent areas.


Natasha Rattu, Executive Director, Karma Nirvana (invited)

"Forced Marriage"

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. Honour based violence and abuse may often be linked to forced marriages.


Question & Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.


Chair's Afternoon Address


Councillor Tamoor Tariq, Chair of the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel (invited)

"Recognising and Preventing Grooming and Exploitation"

In Greater Manchester, Police are aware of the criminal exploitation of adults (many of whom are vulnerable) and are addressing it through Programme Challenger


Sharing Best Practice

Lynne Turnbull, Disability Positive Chief Executive and Chair of the CWSUIG (invited)

"Don’t Just Talk About, Report It"

Cheshire West and Chester LSAB’s service user involvement group (CWSUIG), supported by the charity, Disability Positive have produced a powerful signed song about the importance of reporting suspected abuse.

  • Laura Richardson, Team Manager, Safeguarding at West Sussex County Council (confirmed)
"West Sussex Safeguarding Hub"

How one council is building a hub of excellence in adult safeguarding


Question & Answer Session


Chair's Closing Remarks and Event Close

  • Register for event

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  • Accrue 8 CPD points
  • Receive an update on the safeguarding needs of adults in England and how the authorities are meeting the demand
  • Hear how the pandemic has affected service provision and impacted on those needing support
  • Gain an insight into safeguarding refugees and asylum seekers entering the primary care system
  • Understand more about the responsibilities of sporting bodies to protect vulnerable adults
  • Improve awareness and understanding of male suicide and discuss preventative measures
  • Learn about forced marriage and it’s link to honour based violence and abuse
  • Realise the prevalence of adult grooming and exploitation and the measure being taken
  • Engage in sharing best practice
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate with speakers and fellow professionals
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking



  • Contact Details
  • News
  • Venue
  • Featured Events
  • Downloads
  • Who will attend

Contact Details


  • Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection - Event Report

    • Posted on 25 May 2018
  • Suicide and self-harm: vulnerable children and young people

    • Posted on 14 June 2022
    • by Maddie Burton


Central Manchester

Central Manchester


Featured Events

  • Safeguarding Children

    • 22 March 2022
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Safeguarding Children 2022

    • 15 June 2022
    • 09:30 - 15:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Safeguarding Children: Promoting Welfare-Preventing Harm

    • 23 May 2019
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Safeguarding Adults: Preventing Harm, Exploitation and Neglect

    • 26 November 2015
    • 08:30 - 13:30
    • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
  • Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection

    • 24 May 2018
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Safeguarding Students: Addressing Mental Health Needs

    • 26 November 2019
    • 08:30 - 16:25
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Looked After Children: Safeguarding Welfare-Fulfilling Aspirations

    • 03 December 2019
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Studio, Manchester
  • Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

    • 22 April 2015
    • 08:30 - 13:30
    • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
  • Safeguarding Children: Effective Collaboration for Child Protection and Wellbeing

    • 11 May 2017
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Downloads & Resources

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who will attend

  • Adult and Communities Directorate


    Adult Mental Health Services Teams


    Adult Safeguarding Leads


    Adult Social Care Teams


    Assisted Living Teams


    Care Teams

    Charity Workers



    Community Safety Teams


    Criminal Justice Officers


    Designated Nurses for Adult Protection


    Directors of Nursing


    Extra Care Teams



  • Heads of Adult Social Services


    Health Improvement Teams


    Health Service Commissioners


    Home Care Services


    Hospital Workers


    HR and Workforce Development Teams


    Neighbourhood & Community

  • Older People’s Services Teams




    Physical Disability Teams


    Police Officers


    Policy & Performance Teams


    Primary Care Teams


    Quality & Development Teams


    Rape & Sexual Violence Teams


    Safe & Sound Partnership Boards


    Strategy & Planning Teams


    Supported Housing Teams


    Supporting People Teams