Read the Blog

Welcome to our blog. Here you’ll find all the latest news and opinions from the National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales.

Appointment of the chair and members of the National Independent Safeguarding Board

Posted by The Board. Thu 9 May 2019

Witten Statement by The Welsh Government   Appointment of the chair and members of the National Independent Safeguarding Board by Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services   Part 7 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 set out a new legal framework to strengthen safeguarding arrangements so that people at risk – Read more..

A Practical Guide to Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Posted by The Board. Tue 5 Feb 2019

Date:            Wednesday 6th March 2019 Time:           0900 – 1530hrs Address:      City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation Orders are civil injunctions that offer a legal means to protect and safeguard both victims of, and potential victims of these harmful practices. The process to obtain an order – Read more..

AAFDA Conference 2019

Posted by The Board. Thu 31 Jan 2019

Taking place on Thursday March 21st in Swindon, the AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) 2019 conference will be packed with speakers from the sector, representatives from Government and families bereaved by domestic homicide. Confirmed speakers include: Harriet Wistrich alongside a family member bereaved by double domestic homicide: Harriet is a solicitor of twenty plus – Read more..

Read the Board’s Annual Report 2017-18 and Practitioner’s Guide

Posted by The Board. Mon 10 Dec 2018

The National Board is publishing two documents today. The first is “A Practitioner’s Guide: Basic Legal Principles” by Ruth Henke QC, Laura Shepherd and Abla O’Callahan. This is a valuable guide to the law which applies in Wales and specifically to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and its interface with legislation which – Read more..

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recommendations

Posted by The Board. Mon 10 Dec 2018

Following the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) Interim Report published in April 2018, Welsh Government has written to Professor Alexis Jay to formally notify the Inquiry that these recommendations have been fully accepted.  Read on for further information…   The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was established on 12 March 2015 ‘to – Read more..

And the Winner is…

Posted by adam. Wed 28 Nov 2018

In June we asked you to nominate a registered nurse or midwife practicing in Wales for the Safeguarding Award category at the RCN Nurse of the Year Awards 2018. This award recognises a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to the safeguarding of children and/or adults at risk under the – Read more..

Working with Exploitation – Safeguarding Week 2018

Posted by The Board. Tue 13 Nov 2018

On 12 November 2018, as part of National Safeguarding Week, 600 frontline staff in Western Bay came together to share ideas on working with Exploitation – be that County Lines, Coercive Control , Modern Slavery, Radicalisation or Scamming vulnerable people. Organised by the Western Bay Safeguarding Board and chaired by Jan Pickles from NISB the – Read more..

Children in Wales Annual Conference 2018

Posted by The Board. Fri 21 Sep 2018

  3 October 2018, 10am – 4pm Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff   Children in Wales Annual Round Table Conference The Whole Child: The importance of getting it right   Children can experience uncertainties, adversity, poverty and trauma. The ability to adapt well, cope better and thrive despite these challenges is a crucial aspect of – Read more..

RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year 2018

Posted by Rachel Shaw. Tue 5 Jun 2018

Do you know someone who could be nominated for the RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year 2018 in the Safeguarding Category? If so share their story and give them the recognition they deserve – nominate them in the Safeguarding category of this year’s RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards which is sponsored by – Read more..

Learning from Somerset

Posted by Margaret Flynn. Wed 9 May 2018

During March 2018, Somerset’s Safeguarding Adults Board hosted a conference at which a Safeguarding Adults Review was considered. The review concerned Mendip House, a National Autistic Society (NAS) home based within a campus service.[1] The NAS apologised for the treatment of Mendip House residents and apologised for the failure of its managers and systems to – Read more..

IICSA Truth Project

Posted by Keith Towler. Fri 4 May 2018

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse are running an awareness campaign about it’s Truth Project. This is a national campaign for Wales and England and you may have already seen Truth Project billboards and advertisements in press, magazines and on social media and radio. The Truth Project has been set up so that victims – Read more..

Regional Table Talks on the proposal to remove the defence of reasonable punishment in Wales

Posted by The Board. Fri 9 Mar 2018

The Welsh Government is committed to bringing to an end the physical punishment of children by removing the defence of reasonable punishment in Wales. To gain your feedback on the development of the legislative proposal, the Welsh Government would like to invite representatives of your organisation to a ‘Table Talk’ Regional Workshop. For more information – Read more..

Celebrating safeguarding in Wales

Posted by Simon Burch. Fri 29 Sep 2017

Celebration and safeguarding are two words that are not often seen in the same sentence. As individuals and organisations focus on protecting people who are experiencing abuse, and the media highlights past and present failings, it is easy to forget that “safeguarding” is a positive word. Every day people’s lives are being changed for the – Read more..

Safeguarding, Voice and Resilience

Posted by Keith Towler. Tue 5 Sep 2017

How many of us have been to meetings where we leave uninspired and wondering if there was any point to the last couple of hours? Most of us I suspect. Today was different. Today was an absolute joy where I came out feeling positive having learned a few things and wondering what more I could – Read more..

Welcome to the NISB Website

Posted by Margaret Flynn. Wed 21 Jun 2017

Welcome to the National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales website Wales’ National Independent Safeguarding Board came into being during November 2015 and became operational in April 2016. We think it’s a first because we do not know of any other countries that have created a Board with nation-wide responsibility for a subject which is as much about – Read more..

Read our specially commissioned poem from Gillian Clarke!

Posted by Margaret Flynn. Tue 20 Jun 2017

Click here to read a poem from National Poet of Wales 2008-2016, Gillian Clarke. ‘The Silence’ was specially commissioned for the National Independent Safeguarding Board.