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Explore safeguarding training with WCVA

Published : 04/06/24 | Categories: Training & events |

Our safeguarding courses are designed especially for voluntary organisations in Wales and cover a range of different levels and responsibilities.

Our training is led by the Safeguarding Team at WCVA who have an abundance of knowledge and experience behind them – not only in safeguarding but also in the values of the voluntary sector in Wales.

We offer a range of different courses to suit your needs, including:

  • Safeguarding training for group B practitioners
  • Safeguarding training for group C practitioners
  • Safeguarding for trustees and board members

Here we outline what you’ll get from each of our courses.


This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of the principles for group B safeguarding training (for those working with people in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis, but with no direct safeguarding responsibilities). This course involves two half-day sessions totalling six hours of learning.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Recognise the part they play in the safeguarding process
  • Know when, how and who to report a safeguarding concern to
  • Ensure that the individual’s voice is heard within person-centred safeguarding

Our group B training can also be delivered bespoke and tailored to meet your organisation’s needs – we allow a maximum of 12 delegates for bespoke courses.

Join the waitlist for this course or get in touch to discuss bespoke options.


This series of modules aims to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to put into practice the principles of group C safeguarding training (for those with a direct responsibility for safeguarding people). Four, two-hour modules must be undertaken plus required exercises to complete this course, totalling eight hours of learning.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Ensure that the voice of the individual is heard and contributes to decision-making in the safeguarding process
  • Understand the agencies and roles involved in the safeguarding process
  • Formulate a quality safeguarding report
  • Make decisions about keeping people safe and when there is a need to put protection processes in place

Join the waitlist for this course.


This course aims to improve safeguarding knowledge and skills. It will highlight the role of trustees and board members in safeguarding and the responsibilities placed upon them by various regulators and legislation. This course is three hours and can only be booked as a bespoke course.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Understand their various safeguarding responsibilities
  • Demonstrate improved and refreshed knowledge about poor practice and abuse
  • Understand the legislative context of child protection, adults at risk and safeguarding
  • Be able to understand and describe how concerns/incidents are managed within the organisation
  • Identify which bodies and structures lie behind the various duties
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to respond to any safeguarding concerns about people within your organisation
  • Consider any safeguarding areas for future development within your organisation

We can also provide a free one-hour information session, safeguarding for trustees and board members, as capacity allows.

Find out more and book.


WCVA is a recognised safeguarding provider for Wales. We offer training courses specially designed for voluntary organisations in Wales.

To help us to reach across Wales, our training is usually delivered online. In certain circumstances, we may be able to deliver in a face-to-face or hybrid format. Please note your requirements on the booking form.

We offer a blend of training and specific organisational guidance and one-to-one advice to create a package to suit you and your organisation.

WCVA members receive a 20% discount on training costs.

For a quote on any of our training courses please email


Our core safeguarding support service is funded by Welsh Government and we provide ongoing development for all your staff and volunteers through:

  • Free webinars
  • Safeguarding policy reviews
  • Enquiry service via email and telephone
  • Free online resources and e-learning courses
  • One-to-one consultation
  • Safeguarding Community of Practice meetings

If you have a question, or need support and guidance, please email

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