Safeguarding Awareness Calendar

Safeguarding Awareness Calendar

This is a calendar of safeguarding awareness and related days for 2020.

There are events related in the calendar that relate to disability or to serious illness that are not strictly safeguarding awareness days. However, they have been included because research shows that people who have a disability, or who are suffering a serious illness, may be more likely to be subject to abuse. By raising awareness around those days, we can offer safeguarding support to those communities.
 

Click on the links below to access information for each day – how could you raise awareness in your parish?

There is also access to further resources on our Safeguarding 'Help and Support' page. You can also click on this link to download a copy of this calendar 
 
If you would like to see an Awareness Day added to this list, please contact
safeguarding@rcaol.co.uk


January
 
11th
 
Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day 2020 Steps to Aging Happily and Gracefully?
 
30th Young Carers Awareness Day
 
 
 

February
 
3rd-9th
 
Children’s mental health week
 
3rd-9th Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week
 
4th World Cancer Day
 
6th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
 
6th Time to Talk Day
 
7th Modern Slavery - Sat 8th February Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita
 
11th Safer Internet Day
 
20th World Day of Social Justice
 
 
 

March
 
1st Self Harm Awareness Day
 
2nd-8th Eating Disorders Awareness Week
 
8th International Women’s Day
 
18th Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day
 
24th International day for the right to the truth concerning Gross Human Rights violations and for the dignity of victims
30th-5th April World Autism Awareness Week
 
 
 

April
 
  Stress Awareness Month
 
30th March -5th World Autism Awareness Week
 
1st World Health Day
 
6th-10th
TBC
National Stalking Awareness Week
 
 
 

May
 
4th-10th Deaf Awareness Week
 
11th-17th Dementia Action Week
 
17th National Children’s Day
 
18th-24th Mental Health Awareness Week
 
25th International Missing Children’s Day
 
 
 

June
 
1st-7th Child Safety Week
 
7th Tourette’s Awareness Day
 
15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
 
15th-21st Men’s Health Week
 
26th International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
 
 
 

July
 
 
 

August
 
12th International Youth Day
 
 
 

September
 
10th World Suicide Prevention Day
 
21st World Alzheimer’s Day
 
27th Macmillan Coffee Morning
 
 
 

October
 
1st International Older Person’s Day
 
10th World Homeless Day
 
10th World Mental Health Day
 
10th-17th Stop Hate Crime week
 
17th International eradication of poverty day
 
 
 

November
 
  Movember
 
11th-17th Alcohol Awareness Week
 
19th International Men’s Day
 
20th Universal Children’s Day
 
25th White Ribbon Day
 
International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
 
 
 

December
 
10th Human Rights Day
 
 
 
Organisations yet to confirm their action days: