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National safeguarding learning, development and training framework now available

National safeguarding learning, development and training framework now available

| Social Care Wales

We’ve published a new learning, training and development framework to help people who have safeguarding responsibilities in Wales.

The new framework was launched at a special event during National Safeguarding Week.

It’s an addition to the National safeguarding learning, training and development standards launched last year.

The framework includes guidance and breakdowns of the amount and types of safeguarding training that can help practitioners and organisations improve safeguarding in Wales.

We developed the framework with the Regional Safeguarding Boards, which are responsible for the Wales Safeguarding Procedures.

The Boards have members from different agencies with safeguarding responsibilities, including the police, education, health and social care.

Sue Evans, our Chief Executive, said:

“When we spoke to people in social care and partner agencies about the safeguarding standards, it was clear they needed something to help put it into practice.

“By leading a multi-agency development group, we’ve been able to make sure that the framework is well-rounded and promotes opportunities to train and safeguard together.”

Lance Carver, Director of Social Services at Vale of Glamorgan Council and Chair of the Wales Safeguarding Procedures Project Board, said:

“Wales took a positive decision several years ago to develop a single set of safeguarding procedures to use across the country.

“And throughout the development of procedures, we heard about the need to train and develop our workforce.

“This framework really helps underpin the training standards that are in place and should enable us to deliver consistent and high-quality practice across Wales.”

Watch the launch video

You can watch a recording of the launch event on the framework webpage.

The recording includes an address from Tony Young, Chair of the National Independent Safeguarding Board for Wales.

There’s also a question and answer session with Lance Carver, and Esyllt Crozier and Cheryl Stevens, Improvement and Development Managers for Safeguarding at Social Care Wales.

Watch the launch video

Takes you to the framework webpage