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. The NAS apologised for the treatment of Mendip House residents and apologised for the failure of its managers and systems to – Read more..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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.