The National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales is very pleased to publish its 2019-2020 Annual Report. This is our first full year report and covers a period of time before the national lockdown as a result of the global pandemic caused by Covid-19. It is, however, being published at a time when the impact of the pandemic has affected every aspect of safeguarding in Wales and we are just emerging from the second national lockdown in 2020. Next year’s annual report will inevitably be dominated by the pandemic and its impact on the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements in Wales. Before focussing on all that has been achieved in safeguarding during the 2019-2020 year, the NISB would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the phenomenal response of the agencies and partners working in safeguarding and thank the workforce that has risen so professionally to the challenges they have faced in this ‘new world’.
The NISB has made five recommendations to Welsh Ministers on how safeguarding arrangements could be improved. You can read the recommendations and the full report here:
NISB Annual Report 2019-20 - English