Council highlights safeguarding in week of events

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Calderdale Council is currently running a series of events as part of its Safeguarding Week.

The aim of Calderdale Safeguarding Week is to raise awareness of the role of ‘everyone’ in safeguarding vulnerable children and adults at risk.

The events will highlight support available in Calderdale, as well as providing a range of training and workshops for professionals and members of the public.

The week began with a launch on Southgate precinct in Halifax town centre on Monday which included a speech by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williams.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Coun Stephen Baines, said: “Safeguarding Week is a great way to raise the profile of serious matters in an easily accessible way.

“There are events planned right across Calderdale, for all audiences. There’ll be important training and information sessions, as well as arts, music, dance and market stalls for entertainment.

“It’s important that as many people as possible are aware of safeguarding and what it means. By knowing more about safeguarding it makes it easier for people to support vulnerable adults and children, knowing how to spot the signs of safeguarding issues and where to go to access support.”

For more information about the week and for a full programme of events visit