The 2018-2019 Annual Report of the National Independent Safeguarding Board covers a period of transition. The inaugural National Board was operational from April 2016 until February 2019, and the new appointments to the National Board began work in May 2019. Reporting on the adequacy and effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard children and adults in Wales – Read more..
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Following the first thematic review of a range of Safeguarding case reviews the NISB commissioned a second review, this time of Child Practice Reviews. We asked the researchers to use three professional lenses when coding the reviews – a lawyers, a Social Work practitioner and a Social Work academic and then check their findings with – Read more..
On 27 March NISB held a summit on Making Safeguarding Count. The aim was to identify and consider information sources which will allow Regional and National boards to reach stronger conclusions about the impact of safeguarding. We were delighted with the breadth and depth of the discussion and the commitment of those who attended to – Read more..
In early 2017, the National Independent Safeguarding Board decided to begin Safeguarding Week in Wales with a focus on Sport. This is because, even this year, all sporting activities have had to consider topics which are familiar to safeguarding practitioners, such as: – the poor handling of allegations of harm, most particularly sexual assault; – – Read more..
The death of Dylan Seabridge raised questions about whether existing safeguarding mechanisms are sufficient for children who are home educated. In February 2017 the National Independent Safeguarding Board (NISB) commissioned Cascade, Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre, at Cardiff University to explore the possible risks in relation to safeguarding, health and well-being of children – Read more..