Today marks the start of Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 which runs from Monday 15th – Sunday 21st November.

The campaign week which is organised by the Ann Craft Trust, a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk, focuses on different safeguarding themes to explore how we can create safer cultures.

This week we will be supporting the campaign by sharing resources and promoting best practice to the table tennis community to ensure that the sport we love is a safe one for adults.

To view Table Tennis England’s Safeguarding Policies and Guidance click here.

Themes of the week:

Monday – Emotional Abuse and Safeguarding Mental Health

What is Emotional Abuse? Read more.

Safeguarding in Sport – A Toolkit for Supporting Participants with their Mental Health. Download here.

Untold Stories – Domestic Abuse, Coercive Control and Emotional Abuse. Learn more.

How to Safeguard your wellbeing during the pandemic. Read more.

At times, work can be stressful and challenging. Read our guide about managing your mental health in the workplace.

Research into non-physical domestic abuse finds that 91% of survivors experienced psychological abuse at some point in their relationship. Read the full report from SafeLives. 

Tuesday – The Power of Language

The Power of Language in Safeguarding Practice – Read our blog.

Explore the terminology resource from Sporting Equals. Download here. 

Read the guidance from Victim Support and The Children’s Society about appropriate language when working with young people subject to sexual exploitation. Download here.

Language Creates Reality – How Becca’s community project is revolutionising language use in health and social care. Learn more.

End the Awkward – It can be difficult to know how to talk about disability. Explore these free resources that offer support and advice to help end the awkward! Discover more.

Wednesday – Digital Safeguarding

Access Table Tennis England’s digital safeguarding resources here. 

Download the digital safeguarding resource pack.

Explore our introduction to digital safeguarding guide which explains what digital safeguarding is and provides tips and advice for staying safe online.

Do you know how to support young people who have been abused online? Learn more.

Safeguarding, Young People and Virtual Delivery: Creating Safer Online Spaces. Learn more.

How to Stay Safe Online – Guidance for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities. Read more.

Do you know how to spot the signs of digital scams? Learn more.

Listen to our latest podcast, Safeguarding in Esports with Fnatic.

Learn about how to safeguarding young people from the harms of online gaming and gambling.

What is cyber bullying? Read more.

Thursday – Adult Grooming

How to Spot the Signs of Adult Grooming. Learn more.

Adult Grooming In Sport – If It Feels Wrong, It Is Wrong. Read more.

An introduction to predatory marriage podcast. Listen here.

Look Closer – How to Spot the Signs of Abuse and Exploitation. Learn more. 

My Marriage My Choice is a new website with information and resources for people at risk of, or currently experiencing forced, unlawful or predatory marriage.

Tricky Friends is a new animation, created by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board, that helps people with learning disabilities understand true friendships.

‘My mother was a victim of a predatory marriage’. Listen Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 where Daphne Franks and Dr Rachel Clawson discuss predatory marriage.

Friday – Creating Safer Organisational Cultures

What is a Safer Culture? Learn more.

Explore our leisure industry checklist that helps organisations to develop a safer culture. Take a look.

Test your safeguarding knowledge by completing our free safeguarding assessment.

Learn about how you can participate in our Safer Culture Safer Sport campaign. Listen now.

Develop your safeguarding policy using our templates. Take a look.

Listen, Learn and Lead. How can you create a safer culture? Read more.

Reporting and recording safeguarding issues is key to creating safer cultures. Learn more.

Read our new blog from NICE which focuses on creating a safeguarding culture within care homes.

Download our training resources to support you with starting conversations about safeguarding best practice in your organisation.

Saturday & Sunday – Safeguarding and You

Access Table Tennis England’s Codes of Conduct here. 

What is my role in safeguarding? Video. Watch here.

The KnowHow NCVO Safeguarding Hub. Access here.

Learn more about your role in safeguarding. Read more.

Sports and activity clubs are at the centre of communities. Watch this video to learn more about safeguarding in sport.