Safeguarding

Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.

There is a wide range of specific topic areas to support learning and understanding for people in social care work at all levels.

The All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training resource

Developed by Social Care Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and local authority social services the All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training resource helps workers understand their role in keeping people safe.

Please note that our Safeguarding resources are currently being revised and re branded and will be available here to download soon. You can continue to use the existing resources below.

This resource is for those;

  • new to safeguarding
  • looking to refresh their safeguarding knowledge
  • facilitating in-house safeguarding training
  • working or volunteering in the private, public or third sector
  • who are be in contact with children, young people or adults at risk.

This resource will help you;

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

This resource has;

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • activities
  • hand-outs
  • case studies.

The resource includes a bridging document for those who’ve already completed the training so they can easily see what’s changed.

The resource also 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.

It also aligns with the Social Care Induction Framework (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 and the Act

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

Last updated: 21 December 2017