Interchange event will keep safeguarding week travelling in the right direction

Barnsley residents will be able to find out about how they can play their part in keeping the borough’s children and adults free from harm at a special event at the Interchange, as part of South Yorkshire Safeguarding Awareness Week, coming up in July.

Safeguarding means keeping adults and children safe from harm.

Some 21 organisations including charities, voluntary sector, health, education, public sector and support services have signed up for stalls at the event, which will take place between 9.30am and  3.30pm on Wednesday, 10 July.

There are still stalls available; contact Hannah.Slater@hesleygroup.co.uk for more information or to secure a place.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities and Adults, said: “It’s great to see that Barnsley Council and its partners from health, the emergency services, the voluntary sector and many others, are working together to raise awareness of what safeguarding is, the many situations in which it can arise and, importantly, signpost people to the organisations which can offer the right type of help and support.”

Your choices and rights will be one of the key themes this year and there will be plenty of information available, both at the event and workshops throughout the week (8 to 12 July).

A free SYSAW19 programme has been put together to be relevant to members of the public, families and friends of children and adults in need of safeguarding, professionals and volunteers. There's a list of what's on throughout the week here: http://bit.ly/2lMfIQx 

Follow #SYSAW19 on social media to keep up to date with the latest updates on this important week.

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