Estyn research from 2021 found that 50% of the 1,300 young people they interviewed in schools across Wales had experienced some sort of peer-on-peer sexual harassment, with many of these incidents occurring online. A new online training module, aimed at secondary school education practitioners, is now available through our Keeping safe online training area on Hwb. The training shares key findings from – Read more..
A practical toolkit for use by professionals Reducing the Criminalisation of care experienced children and young adults in Wales: A Practical Toolkit for Professionals – Missing People This toolkit aims to turn the principles in the All Wales Protocol: reducing the criminalisation of care experienced children and young adults into practice. We hope it will be used – Read more..
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. – Read more..
Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board have shared a new animated video resource called ‘The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring’. This safeguarding training resource was developed by their Junior Board CADW to highlight the importance of good communication with children and young people involved in safeguarding processes. The resource was officially launched during National Safeguarding – Read more..
The NISB are very pleased to share with you the findings from LJMU for the project: Shaping the Future of Safeguarding in Wales. There are 5 reports: Report 1 – Wales Safeguarding Literature Review Report 2 – Data Work-Stream 1: Practitioner experiences of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements across Wales Report 3 – Data Work-stream 2: Safeguarding – Read more..
Durham University have launched the Contextual Safeguarding Scale-Up Toolkit. Here you will find all the resources you need to start thinking about creating a Contextual Safeguarding system.
These resources aim to promote and support anti-racist practice in children’s safeguarding. As with all the check your thinking materials, these resources have been developed in partnership and are aimed at carers, practitioners and professionals. They invite you to check your thinking about racism, stereotypes and racist assumptions, what it means to be anti-racist, and – Read more..
‘Corporate Safeguarding’ describes the arrangements in place that a Council makes and to ensure that all of its employees play their part in safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults who may be at risk of harm. This is a guidance document to help everyone who works for council services understand how they can play – Read more..
The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse (CSA Centre) is a multidisciplinary team funded by the Home Office, hosted by Barnardo’s and works closely with key partners from academic institutions, local authorities, health services, education, the police and others in the voluntary sector. The CSA Centre have now produced a series of 12 short – Read more..
DBS guidance on eligibility and barring referrals can be found on the UK Government website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-guidance-leaflets
21 March 2022 is a historic moment for children and their rights in Wales. From this day on, physically punishing children will be illegal in Wales. To raise awareness of this change in law, Welsh Government are launching the Ending Physical Punishment campaign on Tuesday 21 September, six months before the law comes into force. As – Read more..
Self-Neglect in Adults – a short video with some really useful information and guidance on responding to self-neglect from the London Borough of Lambeth.
The NWG NETWORK has recently published a resource, ‘Making Words Matter – Attending to Language when working with children subject to or at risk of Exploitation: A Practice & Knowledge Briefing’. You can read more here:
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Report Harmful Content is a national reporting centre that has been designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online. reportharmfulcontent.com
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 Download a Microsoft Word version
CFAB is the UK arm of International Social Services (ISS) a network of professionals and partners in over 120 countries worldwide. They provide help with cross-border cases involving vulnerable children and can provide training. They also have a free advice line 020 7735 8941 or you can email them email@example.com. http://cfab.org.uk/
Recent research led by Professor Amanda Robinson in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University (available at http://orca.cf.ac.uk/111010 or you can listen to a podcast below ) involved a thematic review of three different types of death reviews: Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), Mental Health Homicide Reviews (MHHRs) and Adult Practice Reviews (APRs). This was the first study – Read more..
The NSPCC has released figures which show that, in 2017/18, there were 1,298 Childline counselling sessions with children and teenagers related to exam stress, an increase of 15% on the previous year. Figures show that concern was highest in August 2017, with just under a quarter of all counselling sessions related to exam stress happening – Read more..