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

Financial Constraints and the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014

Posted by Giles Pengelly. Wed 14 Feb 2018

The Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 (“the Welsh Act”) places a “general” duty on certain bodies to promote the “well-being” of various social groups. This article considers a recent ‘English’ case, applicable – by analogy – to the Welsh Act that has certain implications about the relevance of financial constraints to decisions under – Read more..

The legal background to Safeguarding

Posted by Ruth Henke. Tue 30 Jan 2018

It is said that it takes a generation to build up a body of court made law which interprets and applies a new statutory scheme.  Below you will find the links to the reported cases which currently cite the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014   The List The cases are listed, first, by – 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.