Safeguarding

Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers. This section includes the All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training Pack.

Overview and aims

All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training Pack promotes the message that Safeguarding is everyone’s business.

It’s important that all workers understand their role in keeping people safe. The All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training Pack promotes this. It was developed by Social Care Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and local authority social services.

The pack aims to help people understand their role in keeping adults and children safe. It does this by helping them:

  • recognise different types of harm
  • recognise abuse and neglect
  • understand how individuals can be protected.

The pack is for people

  • who are new to safeguarding
  • who are looking to refresh their safeguarding knowledge
  • who work or volunteer in the private, public or third sector
  • whose work brings them into contact with children, young people or adults at risk.

The updated pack has a PowerPoint presentation, activities, handouts and case studies. It also includes a bridging document for those who’ve already completed the training so they can easily see what’s changed.

National programme

This pack reflects Welsh policy and practice. It’s based on the best learning programmes available and brings them together to form one national programme. The materials have been piloted across third sector groups and local authorities.

Social Care Induction Framework (SCIF)

The training pack is also aligned to the SCiF. It provides a foundation of learning for people at the start of their social care careers. It is a part of the Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Awareness (Wales) (QCF). This allows organisations to choose to accredit the learning.

Safeguarding resources

The resource is supported by a digital, mobile learning resource. This helps remind people of the key messages wherever they are.

We look forward to hearing how the pack and the ‘App’ have been used to promote and embed good practice across Wales.

More information on safeguarding

Further resources, in particular about the safeguarding requirements in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, can be found on our Information and Learning Hub.

Last updated: 10 July 2017