This year, National Safeguarding Week takes place on 14-18 November 2022. Safeguarding Week is an annual, national campaign focusing on a wide range of safeguarding issues affecting our communities in Wales.
Each of the Regional Safeguarding Boards co-ordinate a programme of educational and awareness raising activities and events, aimed at the public and professionals.
Each region decides on a different theme, giving that Safeguarding Board and its partners and agencies within the region the flexibility to arrange events and activities on safeguarding issues pertinent to the services they provide to their service users.
You can find out more on the theme for each Safeguarding Board, along with a list of the events and activities that will be taking place in the different regions here.
A Conference to mark National Safeguarding Week 2022, hosted by the National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales, in association with the Wales Violence Prevention Unit.
Wednesday 16th November 2021
10:00 – 15.00
10.00 Introduction and Welcome – Jane Randall, chair NISB
10.15 LJMU Presentation Workstream 1: Practitioner Perspectives – Emma Ball (includes 15 mins discussion and feedback)
11.00 LJMU Presentation Workstream 2: Performance Management Data – Michelle McManus (includes 15 mins discussion and feedback)
11.45 LJMU Presentation Workstream 3: Service User Perspective – Ellie McCoy (includes 15 mins discussion and feedback)
12.30 End of morning session
13.30 Introduction – Jane Randall, chair NISB
13.35 LJMU: Executive Summary Key Findings and Next Steps (includes 30 mins discussion)
14.30 Presentation: Jon Drake, Wales Violence Prevention Unit – Work of the Unit and partners to prevent youth violence
14:50 Concluding Remarks
Safeguarding Week is an annual, national campaign focusing on a wide range of safeguarding issues affecting our communities in Wales. Each of the Regional Safeguarding Boards co-ordinate a programme of educational and awareness raising activities and events, aimed at the public and professionals.
Each region decides on a different theme and this year, Cwm Taf Morgannwg’s theme is exploitation.
The theme for this year’s National Safeguarding Week is ‘The Fundamentals of Safeguarding Practice – Back-to-Basics’.
NSW Programme 2022 Final
Listening to children and keeping children and adults at risk safe is at the heart of a wide-ranging programme taking place across Mid and West Wales for National Safeguarding Week, commencing 14th November 2022. The programme has been co-ordinated by CWMPAS and CYSUR, the Regional Safeguarding Board, and has been designed in response to some of the challenges children and adults at risk face on their journey of recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic.
A highlight of the week includes a launch and celebration of a safeguarding training resource and video animation for professionals, taking place at Parc-yr–Scarlets Stadium in Llanelli. The video animation has been created by children and young people from Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys and will be formally launched by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Rocio Cifuentes.
During the week, we will also host a variety of events including conferences and webinars that will seek to raise awareness and highlight issues that affect children and adults at risk. This includes a multi-agency conference on Domestic Abuse being hosted by Dyfed Powys police, a webinar revisiting some of the themes associated with the Operation Jasmine Review into the neglect of older people in care homes and an event aimed specifically at schools and education staff, to promote the positive emotional health and well-being of children post pandemic. In other webinars, we will also be learning from case reviews with an emphasis on safeguarding children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians, and identifying why practitioners and managers must always “think family” and see both the adult and the child.
The regional program will be supported by national events taking place across the whole of Wales. This includes the launch of new multi-agency training standards being led by Social Care Wales and an event being hosted by the National Independent Safeguarding Board in collaboration with the Violence Prevention Unit on shaping the future of Safeguarding in Wales.
A full programme is available to download below, along with links to individual event pages where you’ll also find resources that support this years key themes.
We also invite you to follow us on social media – Twitter @CYSURCymru and @CWMPASCymru, Facebook @CYSURCymru and Instagram @cysurcymru for safeguarding updates and information throughout the week.