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The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Conference – October 2019



The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board will be hosting a conference in October to help raise awareness and address issues regarding the safeguarding of adults.

The 7th to 11th October 2019 marks Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week, which raises awareness of how to recognise and prevent the different types of adult abuse and what to do if you think someone is being abused or is at risk of being abused:

There are different kinds of abuse and it can happen anywhere. Abuse occurs when someone exploits another person, or will treat them in ways that would harm them or hurts them. It can happen once or on multiple occasions, and the people who abuse are not always strangers – sometimes they can also be partners, relatives, a friend, neighbour or carer.

On 11th October 2019, The Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board will be hosting a small conference style event held at County Hall, Maidstone.

The event will hear from specialist speakers on adult safeguarding issues, which will include topics such as domestic violence, homelessness and honour based abuse.

This year, the focus is on Prevention and Empowerment.

Although intended for community leaders such as neighbourhood watch, faith organisations and charities, and specialists from health organisations, district councils and police; the information presented at the event is not intended to be specifically for professionals, so Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board would welcome a diverse range of groups and individuals who may benefit from this event.

For more information or if you would like to attend, you can contact Harrison Seal, Business Development and Engagement Officer at Kent County Council, by email at, or call 03000 41 61 61.



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