Social Care Workforce Development: Safeguarding

Legislation tells us that Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Everybody has the right to be safe, no matter who they are or what their circumstances are. Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect. We are all responsible for the safety of the most vulnerable members of our society. Here are some resources and specific training materials related to Safeguarding individuals.

North Wales Safeguarding Children Board

The Board has the overall responsibility for challenging relevant agencies in the area so that:

  • There are effective measures in place to protect children
  • There is effective inter-agency co-operation planning and delivering protection services and in sharing information
  • Anticipating and identifying where there may be individuals affected and work with service providers to develop earlier identification and preventative services
  • Promote effective multi agency support services
  • Promote inter agency approaches to working with community groups and organizations’ where there may be populations at risk of harm
  • Using inter-agency training and dissemination of learning and research to help build a more confident and knowledgeable multi agency workforce

North Wales Safeguarding Adults Board

The objectives of a Safeguarding Adults Board are:

  • to protect adults within its area who have needs for care and support (whether or not a local authority is meeting any of those needs) and are experiencing, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect
  • to prevent those adults within its area becoming at risk of abuse or neglect

North Wales Safeguarding Board (external website).

Social Care Wales Safeguarding Resources

The Social Care Wales website gives an overview, and provides detailed resources in respect of Part 7 of The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. You can access these resources on the Social Care website.

Social Care Wales: Safeguarding Resources (external website).