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National Safeguarding Adults Week 20th to 24th November 2023

The Local Safeguarding Adults Boards in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton are proud to support National Safeguarding Adults Week, taking place from the 20th to the 24th November 2023.  We will be working with our partner organisations and local communities to promote National Safeguarding Adults Week to raise awareness of a range of important issues relating to the abuse or neglect of adults with care and support needs.  Each day during National Safeguarding Adults Week, we will be shining a spotlight on a specific theme.  Please use the daily links below to find out more:

Monday 20th November:                                     What’s My Role in Safeguarding Adults?

Tuesday 21st November:                                      Let’s Start Talking – Taking The Lead on Safeguarding in Your Organisation

Wednesday 22nd November:                            Who Cares For The Carers? Secondary and Vicarious Trauma

Thursday 23rd November:                                   Adopting a Trauma Informed approach to Safeguarding Adults

Friday 24th November:                                          Listen, Learn, Lead – Co-Production With Experts by Experience


Additionally, here in Hampshire as part of the work for National Safeguarding Adults Week, we are running a survey to help the HSAB understand how we can support people to report concerns about people’s safety. This will be used to inform our strategic work going forward. The survey closes on 3 Dec 23 and can be accessed via the link below, or the attached QR code, please share this within your organisation and distribution lists:

Ways you can connect with us

Check out our social media on:


X @hsab_hampshire – and search for #safeguardingadultsweek – please re-tweet and share with your networks.

Important telephone numbers

If you are worried about an adult, please telephone the correct number below for your area:

Hampshire Adult Services: 0300 555 1386 (out of hours: 0300 555 1373)

IOW Adult Social Care: 01983 814980

Portsmouth Adult Social Care: 02392 680810

Southampton Adult Social Care: 023 8083 3003


Police: 101 or in an emergency 999

For Deaf Access Text 999 or Emergency Minicom TextRelay on 18000 (You must be registered to use this service). For more options, click here.

HSAB app for iOS and Android

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