Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Wales has new Safeguarding Procedures

The new Wales Safeguarding Procedures were launched in November 2019

Charities and voluntary sector organisations need to be aware of the new national safeguarding procedures for Wales which were launched in November 2019.

The procedures detail the essential roles and responsibilities for practitioners to ensure that they safeguard children and adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect.  They are designed to standardise practice across Wales and help practitioners to apply the statutory guidance in the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014.

These procedures are intended to guide safeguarding practice for all those employed in the statutory, third (voluntary) and private sector in health, social care, education, police, justice and other services. They are applicable for all practitioners and managers working in Wales – whether employed by a devolved or non-devolved agency.

You can access the procedures on the website: Wales Safeguarding Procedures

The procedures are also available as a handy free app which can be downloaded to your phone. The app is available from Google Play and Apple.

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