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

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

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

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

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

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

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


12th International Youth Day

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

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

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

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