The 13 – 17 November 2023 is National Safeguarding Week in Wales.
The aim of Safeguarding Week is to raise awareness about safeguarding because everyone has a role to play in keeping people safe from harm.
Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.
Safeguarding should be a priority for all voluntary organisations and charities, especially those that work with children, young people, and adults at risk. Good and appropriate safeguarding provides public reassurance about your organisation and contributes to the positive reputation of the sector in general.
DURING THE WEEK
This year’s Safeguarding Week will see the launch of the new National Training Standards Framework on Monday 13 November 2023.
WCVA will be hosting two free webinars during the week:
- Tuesday 14 November, 2 pm Safeguarding for Trustees
- Thursday 16 November, 11 am Training Update Webinar
There will be lots of other activities happening across Wales during the Week. To find out what’s happening in your area, check your regional Safeguarding Board website. You can find your board on the National Independent Safeguarding Board Website, find your regional board.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Why not use Safeguarding Week as an opportunity to review your organisation’s safeguarding practice?
- Is your safeguarding policy up-to-date?
- Have you considered your workforce’s training needs by Group (as per National Safeguarding Training Learning and Development Standards)?
- Does everyone in your organisation know who to contact if they have a safeguarding concern?
- Do the people you work with know what you are doing to keep them safe from harm?
- Do your trustees know that they are ultimately responsible for the safeguarding in your organisation?
- Third Sector Support Wales
- Wales Safeguarding Procedures
- National Independent Safeguarding Board
- Charity Commission guidance on safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees
- Welsh Government Code of Safeguarding Practice
For more information, please see our safeguarding page.
If you have any questions about safeguarding, you can get in touch with our Safeguarding Officers who will be happy to help email@example.com.