The 16 – 20 November is national Safeguarding Week in Wales
The aim of Safeguarding Week is to raise awareness about safeguarding. 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.
There will be lots of activities happening across Wales during Safeguarding 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
Why not use Safeguarding Week as an opportunity to review your organisation’s safeguarding practice?
- Is your safeguarding policy up to date?
- Does anyone in your organisation need safeguarding training, or a refresher?
- 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?
- Wales Safeguarding Procedures
- National Independent Safeguarding Board
- Charity Commission guidance on safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees
- Welsh Government Safeguarding guidance
For more information, please see our Safeguarding page
If you have any questions about safeguarding, you can get in touch with our Safeguarding Officer who will happy to help Safeguarding@wcva.cymru
You can also contact your CVC about local training opportunities, Third Sector Support Wales