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Events held during 2023

Domestic Abuse Interagency Football Tournament (February) +

In February 2023, Warrington Safeguarding Partnerships arranged a football tournament facilitated by partner agencies across the Domestic Abuse Partnership Board to fundraise for a local domestic abuse charity as an extension of our work during the White Ribbon Campaign.

Lots of agencies took part and we raised almost £300 from this football tournament! 

Thank you to everyone who took part and came along to support the players. A huge congratulations to Warrington Youth Zone who were the winners! 

DA Football Tournament Team phpto DA Football Tournament WYZ

Safer Sleep Week (March) +

Safer Sleep Week 2023Safer Sleep Week is The Lullaby Trust’s national awareness campaign which is aimed at anyone looking after a young baby. It aims to raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the simple advice that reduces the risk of it occurring. 

We know that greater awareness of safer sleep leads to a decrease in the numbers of babies dying. Sadly around 3 babies a week still die from SIDS and if all parents were aware of safer sleep advice many lives could be saved. Around 700,000 babies are born every year in the UK and The Lullaby Trust want to continue to reach out to all new parents with our life-saving message.

Safer Sleep Week Theme this year is co-sleeping. 

The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a clear, flat, separate sleep space. However, a recent survey of over 3,400 parents showed us that many parents co-sleep with their baby at least some of the time and that many parents have accidentally fallen asleep in bed with their baby. A recent report from the National Child Mortality Database also highlighted that many babies die in hazardous co-sleeping situations, the majority of which are unplanned. So, it’s vital that every new and expectant parent knows the advice on how to co-sleep more safely, regardless of how they plan to sleep. This will allow parents to prepare a safer space for planned co-sleeping, or if they fall asleep without intending to.

For more information on The Lullaby Trust you can visit their website The Lullaby Trust - Safer sleep for babies, Support for families

North West Region SIDS and Safer Sleep Training for Professionals

The Lullaby Trust are delivering FREE virtual training to all staff working in the North West region and particularly those who have interaction with children and families. For the dates and how to access the training click here

Resources for Professionals

For posters, fact sheets and more, you can access everything in the below linksSafer Sleep Week ABCs

Safer Sleep Week Resources Pack 1

Safer Sleep Week Resources Pack 2

Safer Sleep Week Resources Pack 3

Safer Sleep Week Resources Pack 4

Safer Sleep Week 7 Min Brief

Child Exploitation Awareness Day (March) +

CE Spot the signs

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.

The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot anspeak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers.

Say Something If You See Something is an ongoing national campaign to raise awareness of how the business and wider community can be misused for child exploitation and trafficking.

Click the below links for more information:

Spot the warning signs of child exploitation

Reporting a concern

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Sport

Guidance around appropriate language: Child Exploitation

Disability Awareness Day (July) +

DAD logoDisability Awareness Day ("DAD") has taken place annually since 1992 and this year was held on 16th July 2023.

Disability Awareness Day is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.

The week leading up to DAD is always full of exciting and interesting events and Warrington Safeguarding Partnerships was excited to be involved in some of those events!

On Thursday 13th July, Warrington Safeguarding Partnerships attended and supported the Carers Wellbeing Festival which was an event hosted by Warrington Carers Hub to thank carers with health and wellbeing activities which included massage, mindfulness, music, crafts, dance and lunch. Whilst at the Carers Wellbeing Festival, a Customer Vulnerability Summit event was hosted by United Utilities highlighting support services available to vulnerable customers, including Priority Services and much more. It was a great day spent with lots of wonderful carers and their families! 

The Aims of DAD

Disability Awareness Day is a pan disability event which promotes a can do culture focusing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:

    • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
    • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs
    • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

      As well as fulfilling all these aims every year the show also gives everyone who comes a really good day out filled with interest, fun and entertainment!