The 2021-2022 Annual Report of the National Independent Safeguarding Board covers a year that has seen us beginning to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and dealing with the significant impact that it continues to pose to safeguarding the most vulnerable in our society from abuse and neglect. Read the Board’s 2021-22 annual report: – Read more..
The National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales is very pleased to publish its 2020-2021 Annual Report. It is being published at a time when the impact of the pandemic has, once again, affected every aspect of safeguarding in Wales. This year’s annual report is inevitably dominated by the pandemic and its impact on the effectiveness of – Read more..
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 – Read more..
The 2018-2019 Annual Report of the National Independent Safeguarding Board covers a period of transition. The inaugural National Board was operational from April 2016 until February 2019, and the new appointments to the National Board began work in May 2019. Reporting on the adequacy and effectiveness of arrangements to safeguard children and adults in Wales – Read more..
Risk, Response and Review: Multi-Agency Safeguarding A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF CHILD PRACTICE REVIEWS IN WALES 2023 As the commissioners of this report, the National Independent Safeguarding Board (NISB) is pleased to be able to publish its analysis and findings today (2nd Oct 2023). The report provides a robust basis for national shared learning and constructive – Read more..
The National Independent Safeguarding Board in Wales is pleased to publish a report: Findings from a thematic analysis of Adult Practice Reviews in Wales. You can read the 5 themes and 15 recommendations identified here. Download the Word version here
On behalf of the National Independent Safeguarding Board in Wales (NISB), we are very pleased to publish the final report of Phase 1 of the evaluation of multi-agency operational safeguarding arrangements in Wales (MAOSA). Download a PDF version Download a Microsoft Word version
Following the first thematic review of a range of Safeguarding case reviews the NISB commissioned a second review, this time of Child Practice Reviews. We asked the researchers to use three professional lenses when coding the reviews – a lawyers, a Social Work practitioner and a Social Work academic and then check their findings with – Read more..
On 27 March NISB held a summit on Making Safeguarding Count. The aim was to identify and consider information sources which will allow Regional and National boards to reach stronger conclusions about the impact of safeguarding. We were delighted with the breadth and depth of the discussion and the commitment of those who attended to – Read more..
In early 2017, the National Independent Safeguarding Board decided to begin Safeguarding Week in Wales with a focus on Sport. This is because, even this year, all sporting activities have had to consider topics which are familiar to safeguarding practitioners, such as: – the poor handling of allegations of harm, most particularly sexual assault; – – Read more..
The death of Dylan Seabridge raised questions about whether existing safeguarding mechanisms are sufficient for children who are home educated. In February 2017 the National Independent Safeguarding Board (NISB) commissioned Cascade, Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre, at Cardiff University to explore the possible risks in relation to safeguarding, health and well-being of children – Read more..