We’re working with a range of other organisations to ensure older people are protected and safeguarded during the Covid-19 pandemic. Download our new information pack and find out more about what you need to look out for and where to go for help and support. #GetHelpStaySafe #YouAreNotAlone
An action group1 working to stop the abuse of older people is urging the public to report any concerns they may have if they fear an older person may be at risk of or is experiencing abuse. Under the current lockdown measures, many of the usual opportunities to identify abuse – through contact with professionals – Read more..
Helping you to support children during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Please see guidance recently published by Welsh Government, for those working in adult services, along with contact points: Safeguarding Adults – resources Safeguarding – practitioner handout
You’re not alone. We’re here for you and we can help and support you.
All social care workers in Wales are to be sent a card that will potentially help them access the benefits available to key workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. https://socialcare.wales/service-improvement/information-and-resources-to-guide-you-through-covid-19
Welsh Government has produced guidance setting out information about vulnerable children and safeguarding during the coronavirus pandemic, which can be found here: https://gov.wales/vulnerable-children-and-safeguarding-coronavirus
Welsh Government has produced guidance for schools on safeguarding children during the coronavirus pandemic, which can be found here: https://gov.wales/education-safeguarding-guidance-coronavirus
At last some reliable prevalence data on CSA . A useful blog giving a snapshot of the new ONS data. https://www.csacentre.org.uk/resources/blog/
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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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.