Welsh Government publishes Code of Safeguarding Practice

The Welsh Government has released its Code of Safeguarding Practice, as part of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

The code sets out the Government’s expectations from individuals, organisations and groups that offer services and activities, in relation to safeguarding.

Across Wales, individuals, groups and organisations offer a rich and varied range of activities and services for people to enjoy. This can range from more informal social
groups to activities that support children or adults to enjoy sports, gain new skills or share an interest, to activities offered by faith groups.

However, it is important that all those offering activities or services to both children and adults, understand the need to have safeguarding arrangements in place to make sure that nobody is put at risk of harm.

Safeguarding means keeping people safe from abuse, neglect or harm and knowing what to do if you think a child or adult is at risk of abuse, neglect or harm, and the code also provides information on organisations, like WCVA, that can offer third sector groups and volunteers support on how to properly safeguard.

To access the full report, click here.

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