National safeguarding training standards consultation

Consultation is now underway on Wales’ first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards.

Developed in line with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, the draft standards have been designed to help make sure everyone in Wales who needs it gets consistent and high-quality safeguarding training. Specifically, the project will ensure that:

  • organisations incorporate the standards for practitioners into their safeguarding policies and procedures
  • practitioners understand their responsibilities relevant to the group they’re in and how to follow the relevant policies and procedures
  • practitioners have access to and comply with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures

A draft National Safeguarding Training Standards document has now been published for consultation. You can read the draft document on the Social Care Wales website (external website).

Have your say on the draft

Complete the online survey (external website)

Alternatively, you can complete the consultation document:

National Safeguarding Training Standards consultation Document (MS Word, 724KB) (external website)

and email it to

You can also share your views directly with a member of the project group using the contact details in the consultation document.

The consultation closes on 17 June 2022.


Social Care Wales has been leading on the development of the National Safeguarding Training Standards. The standards have been co-produced by a multi-agency national development group as well as other groups focused on specific aspects of the work.

The National Safeguarding Training Standards were developed in response to a recognition that there are no multi-agency, national standards for safeguarding training in place; that there was a lack of consistency in the design, content and provision of safeguarding training across organisations in Wales; and that there was often confusion around the appropriate levels of safeguarding training for the workforce.