Public Protection Week 2024

Friday, 09 February 2024 09:59

Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Partnershipis delighted to announce the fourth annual Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Week, taking place from 12 to 16 February. Public Protection Week will be followed by Adult Support & Protection Day on 20 February.

Public Protection Week 2024 will be an opportunity for all key partner organisations in Dumfries and Galloway to connect with the community, share best practices and knowledge, and support each other to continually enhance services.

The events are varied, informative, and inclusive – suitable for staff teams and members of the public.

This year, there are 11 events with nine being online and two in-person in Dumfries. Organisations taking part include Police Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Recovery Together, Families Outside and NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Our in-person events feature an opportunity to visit Summerhill Community Centre and find out about the projects and activities available there that help prevent and respond to risk in the local communities. The Trauma presentation at Mountainhall Treatment Centre reinforces the partnerships commitment to trauma informed practice locally.

Online events through the week include gambling related harm and how this can contribute to societal inequalities, commercial sexual exploitation – covering the reality of the sex industry and how services can respond. There is a session on the best practices of lived experience that showcases the vision of how local authorities and other community planning organisations can embed survivor voice into service design processes in a trauma informed way.

Hamish McGhie, Independent Chair of the Public Protection Committee said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to develop such an exciting program of events for our fourth Public Protection Week. It provides partners with the ideal opportunity to come together to consider and discuss a number of current themes.”

The full list of events and description can be accessed here: