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Age UK Staffordshire Champions Safeguarding in their Commitment to Protecting and Empowering Older People

Published on 24 November 2023 12:00 AM

As Safeguarding Adults Week takes centre-stage (20-24 November), local Charity Age UK Staffordshire stands as a beacon of commitment to the safety and well-being of our ageing population.

Recognising the increasing importance of safeguarding in an ageing society, the Charity asserts the need to respect the rights of older individuals and actively combat abuse and neglect.

Carl Bennett, Chief Executive at Age UK Staffordshire, said: ‘As our population ages, our society must continue to prioritise the safety and dignity of older individuals.

‘Safeguarding is not just a concept; it's a daily commitment – in everything we do, we strive to respect the rights of older individuals and actively work to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect.'

Breaking down barriers, challenging ageist assumptions and championing the rights of the older population are some of the ways that the Charity raises awareness and advocates for policies that protect and empower older individuals.

Age UK Staffordshire ensures that its team of dedicated staff are rigorously trained in safeguarding, embedding a culture of vigilance to create an atmosphere where service users feel secure and protected.

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Notes for editors

  • Age UK Staffordshire offer a range of services for older people living in Staffordshire, including Day Opportunities, Help at Home and a range of activities and events. More information about the charity's services can be found online: - via telephone: 01785 788477 – or via email:
  • Age UK Staffordshire: Registered charity number 1070553. Company number 3582208. Penkridge Resource Centre, The Roller Mill, Teddesley Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5BD.