Your chance to shape the first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards

Consultation is now underway on Wales’ first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards.

Developed in line with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, the draft standards have been designed to help make sure everyone in Wales who needs it gets consistent and high-quality safeguarding training. Specifically, the project will ensure that:

  • organisations incorporate the standards for practitioners into their safeguarding policies and procedures
  • practitioners understand their responsibilities relevant to the group they’re in and how to follow the relevant policies and procedures
  • practitioners have access to and comply with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures.

Nikki Kingham, Business Manager, Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board, said: “The purpose of the National Safeguarding Standards is to make sure that everyone in Wales gets consistent and good quality training that’s relevant to their role and responsibilities, and that we, as practitioners, can safeguard people to the best of our ability.

“To ensure they are fit for purpose we need to hear from as wide a range of practitioners and organisations as possible and would urge anyone with an interest to respond to the consultation.”

A draft National Safeguarding Training Standards document has now been published for consultation. You can read the draft document on the Social Care Wales website.

You can then have your say on the draft by:

The consultation closes on 17 June 2022.

Social Care Wales has been leading on the development of the National Safeguarding Training Standards. The standards have been co-produced by a multi-agency national development group as well as other groups focused on specific aspects of the work.

The National Safeguarding Training Standards were developed in response to a recognition that there are no multi-agency, national standards for safeguarding training in place; that there was a lack of consistency in the design, content and provision of safeguarding training across organisations in Wales; and that there was often confusion around the appropriate levels of safeguarding training for the workforce.

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