National Protocols & Procedures
Welsh Govt Codes of Practice & Statutory Guidance
Working Together to Safeguard People:
These codes of practice are issued under section 145 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
Local authorities, when exercising their social services functions, must act in accordance with the requirements contained in the codes.
The statutory guidance is issued under section 169 of the Act. Local authorities and Local Health Boards must have regard to this guidance in relation to partnership arrangements which are required under section 166 of the Act.
National - All Wales Protocols (CHILDREN):
• Care Council for Wales - Child Care Law
• NSPCC - Harmful Sexual Behaviour Framework
• STOP IT NOW - Useful Publications
Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs)
ICTAs are professionals who support children who have potentially been trafficked. The ICTAs provision was trialled by Barnardo's in 2014-15 and three early adopter sites have now been set up across England and Wales.
For more information on this and the ICTA referral form, see website:
National Counter Trafficking Service 24/7 Referral Line:
- Tel - 0800 043 4303
- email - firstname.lastname@example.org
National - All Wales Protocols (ADULTS):
Modern Day Slavery Referrals by Professionals
Modern Day Slavery referrals follow the National Referral Mechanism. In Wales, the Wales Victim Response Pathway (below) is used to tackle this effectively.
Guidance on how to refer adult cases can be found here:
Guidance on how to refer child cases can be found here:
To view further key statutory guidance and strategy on safeguarding unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children and child victims of modern slavery in Wales - click here
Updated on 17/05/2018