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 pack
Developed by Social Care Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and local authority social services the All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training pack helps workers understand their role in keeping people safe.
Changes to the training pack
Please note that pack is are currently being revised and will be available to download soon.
Continue to use the existing All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training Pack until the new version becomes available.
Who should use the pack?
Those who are:
- 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.
How will the pack help you?
This pack will help you:
- recognise different types of harm
- recognise abuse and neglect
- understand how individuals can be protected.
What is included in the pack?
This pack has:
- PowerPoint presentation
- case studies.
The pack includes a bridging document for those who’ve already completed the training so they can easily see what’s changed.
The pack 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.
All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care
It also aligns with the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care. 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.