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Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board

CADW: The Junior Regional Safeguarding Board

CADWThe Junior Regional Safeguarding Children Board is also known as CADW (Children taking Action Differently in Wales).  CADW was set up in the summer of 2014 and is made up of young people from Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

The purpose of CADW is:

  • to ensure that young people understand what safeguarding is and to raise awareness
  • work on behalf of young people across the four counties
  • to discuss how to keep young people safe
  • to share the views of young people
  • to challenge the Senior Regional Safeguarding Board on decisions.

LogoThis video clip was developed as a Fixers project led by Bethany Roberts, one of our CADW members:

Bethany, 17, from Milford Haven, wants to help young people build up resilience against labels.

"This is the cutting edge of safeguarding practice. These young people are equal partners in our safeguarding response and the challenge for the adult regional safeguarding boards and indeed the national board is to hear their challenge and respond appropriately." Keith Towler, Vice Chair NISB

NISB LogoRead the National Independent Safeguarding Board's blog on the CADW visit to the CYSUR Executive Board #ChildsVoice

The meetings are held quarterly in turn, either in Powys, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire.  

At the meetings, young people gave feedback on the individual county activities. Activities have included a conference held on Safeguarding in Pembrokeshire and the production of a DVD on Anti-Bullying which had been made by the Ceredigion JLSCB-Safe Stars.

The meetings include discussion with visitors, such as members of the CYSUR Executive Board and the National Independent Safeguarding Board. Previous discussions have also included how CADW and children’s services workers could improve working together and how the group think that there could be a wider representation from young people.

(If you want to be involved please do get in touch. Regional contact details below

The CADW group's current priorities are:

  • Substance Misuse
  • Mental Health
  • Child sexual exploitation – including online safety and sexting
  • Bullying
  • How to build healthy relationships.

CADW’s Suggestions/Ideas for Improvement

  • Enhanced PSE curriculum.
  • Courses & training other than videos to include mental health & substance misuse topics.
  • National and local up-to-date information on where to go for help and advice to be made available in school.
  • More consistent in-depth training about how to deal with bullying, mental health problems and substance misuse is needed by professionals, as well as young people.
  • Positive reinforcement is also need to encourage schools who take proactive steps to deal with bullying.
  • Greater resourcing to allow teaching staff time to also take on pastoral care roles.
  • Resilience is integral to Safeguarding — greater recognition and support for family and social circles was identified as the way to build resilience.


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 Ceredigion Safe Stars have produced Safe Rap Video:


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If you are interested in finding out more information about CADW and/or potentially joining the other Young People on the CADW board or your local junior safeguarding board, please do get in touch.


                 Carmarthenshire - Youth CouncilCarms Youth Council

                 Sarah Powell:


                 Phone no 07769305470


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                 Pembrokeshire - Junior Safeguardians

                 Nadine Farmer:


                 Phone no 01437 775295 / 07795 612917


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             Ceredigion - Safe Stars

             Pete Bradley:


             Phone no 07768161452


Eat Carrots           Powys - Eat Carrots Be Safe from Elephants

           Lucy Hodges: 


           Phone no 07576 748807



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Updated:  23/04/2018