Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Week 2023
The first ever Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Week will be held next week, running from 9 to 13 October 2023.
Safeguarding Children Week has been developed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnerships as an annual opportunity to bring together agencies and organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to raise awareness among partners, professionals and community and voluntary leaders about the importance of safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.
All organisations that work with children and young people, whether in a voluntary or paid capacity, have a responsibility to protect children from harm. The aim for the week is to enable anyone working with children and families to feel confident in helping and supporting those children who need it most.
Each day of Safeguarding Children Week will promote a different theme, that will be ‘unlocked’ each morning for practitioners to access via the Safeguarding Children Week website.
The Week will include the release of several new toolkits, messages from senior managers and key learning that can be applied to practice. Practitioners are encouraged to visit the website every day to learn more. Please see the full programme schedule and follow us on X/Twitter – search for #safeguardingchildren2023.