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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 topic areas to support learning and understanding of Safeguarding for people working in social care at all levels.

New online safeguarding training now available

New online training is now available to help people across Wales spot the signs of abuse, harm or neglect of children or adults.

The bilingual e-learning package gives learners a practical understanding of safeguarding and has been developed by Social Care Wales in line with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, launched in 2019.

It is the first of a series of online training resources that we will be developing on different topics.

The e-learning module is mainly aimed at those working in the public and voluntary sectors. This includes those looking to work in social care, early years and childcare, as well as in health, the emergency services and local councils.

Completing the new bilingual training module will enable everyone to:

  • explain the term 'safeguarding'
  • recognise abuse or the risk of abuse, harm, or neglect
  • know what actions to take if they witness or suspect abuse, harm, or neglect, or if someone tells them they are being abused
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the laws concerning safeguarding
  • recognise that they have a duty to report abuse, harm, or neglect.

The All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training pack

The All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness pack has been updated to include the new Wales Safeguarding Procedures.

For further information, please refer to the Wales Safeguarding Procedures and the part 7 statutory guidance in the training.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

This pack supports all workers in social care, early years, the third sector and many other roles working with children or adults at risk.

The pack aims to provide a consistent message of Safeguarding responsibilities across Wales allowing those who deliver Safeguarding training to tailor the delivery of the training depending on learner needs.

The content has evolved to reflect both the changing nature of Safeguarding but also to give clear direction of the work under the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014.

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.

Accreditation and recognition of learning

The All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Pack is recognised as Group B Safeguarding Training.

The ‘Safeguarding Individuals’ workbook – workbook 6 from the All Wales Induction Framework should be used to evidence learning achieved.

2020 All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Pack

1. Resources

Resources provided for trainers and learners to help them prepare to deliver training and support accreditation.

Resources to support interactive learning which will require some trainer preparation before delivery of training.

2. Training materials

Training resources to help learners and support their knowledge.

3. Practice reviews

For deeper exploration of Safeguarding issues as found in a selection of major cases trainers can select which to use. It does include sensitive content so we advise caution.

Early years case studies

This section includes case studies that specifically relate to early years providers.

Other Safeguarding resources


Additional Safeguarding resources to help Councillors develop their understanding.

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