Wales Safeguarding Procedures

The Wales Safeguarding Procedures standardise safeguarding practice across Wales and between agencies and sectors. The procedures set out for anyone working with children or adults what to do if they suspect an individual is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse, neglect or other kinds of harm.

Uniquely there are no printed copies of the procedures. Instead they are available to everyone online, either via the dedicated Wales Safeguarding Procedures website or a mobile app.

To ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear ‘pointers for practice’ are featured throughout both the web and app versions of the procedures. These draw on the latest research and practice developments.

Both platforms also feature a searchable glossary. This makes it easier for people working in different jobs and sectors to work together by ensuring that everyone is using the same terminology in the same way.

The Wales Safeguarding Procedures app are available for download now via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. They can also be viewed in English at and in Welsh at