National Safeguarding Week 2017
Wales National Safeguarding Week (13th-17th November 2017)
National Safeguarding Week is taking place between 13th and 17th November 2017. Safeguarding Week aims to:
- deliver awareness raising events for the general public and professionals to reinforce the messages around safeguarding children and adults at risk,
- raise awareness of the role of 'everyone' in safeguarding children and adults at risk and;
- highlight available support and intervention in Mid & West Wales.
PHOTO (L-R): Jake Morgan CYSUR Chair, Julie Breckon Board Manager, Nicola Edwards Head of Safeguarding Adults & Children (Named Nurse), Jonathan Griffiths CWMPAS Chair.
Each Regional Safeguarding Board across Wales has taken the lead on raising awareness of a particular safeguarding theme and have produced factsheets with further information on each theme, which have been adapted for use in our local areas (see below).
To highlight our theme, Pembrokeshire will be hosting a regional multi-agency safeguarding conference for professionals across the Mid & West Wales, focussed on safeguarding both children and adults at risk of online abuse and exploitation, including financial abuse, targeting vulnerable people, cyber-crime and sexting & online safety. These themes will also be mirrored in a junior safeguarding conference aimed at young people in our region.
To promote our theme amongst young people, Ceredigion challenged youth groups to design a poster to be used locally. The winning poster (below) ‘Cyber Bullying – don’t be mean behind the screen’ was designed by Tyler from Ysgol Penglais and Penparcau Youth Club. Well done, Tyler!
Throughout the week, partner agencies of the Mid & West Wales Safeguarding Board are also holding a range of specialised events and providing relevant training for staff, linked to the National Safeguarding Week themes.
- Carmarthenshire Junior Safeguarding Group of the Youth Council will be creating and sharing animations on each theme all week.
- Information stands will be held across Ceredigion, including youth clubs, family centres and leisure centres raising awareness of key issues around e-safety.
- Pembrokeshire College will launch their Learner Safeguarding Board and run training for anti-bullying mentors, launching the United Peer Mentoring Scheme.
- Police ’safeguarding’ roadshows will be held at a variety of venues, using the STARSKY Mobile Police Station.
- A ‘lunch & learn’ session on Modern Day Slavery will be held in North, Mid & South Powys.
- Awareness raising events for Health Board Staff will be held in hospitals across the region to promote a variety of safeguarding issues, including Child Sexual Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Domestic Abuse.
It is hoped the range of activities and events will increase knowledge about safeguarding issues and help impact positively on behaviours and attitude so that the welfare and safety of more children and adults at risk are promoted.
To see our regional programme of events – click here.
For further information on National events – click here.
This page is here to provide you with information relating to keeping children and young people safe on the following topics:
- Sexual Health
- Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
- Keeping Children Safe Online
- other topics about keeping children and young people safe from harm
- Keeping Children Safe - a Guide for Parents and Carers
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) service
- Keeping it Together: New Book for Parents Coping with CSE
- Staying Safe Online: Parental Control Software
- How Effective is Parental Control Software?
- Your Family Friend: Support and Help for Parents and Guardians in Wales
- Kidscape - advice about Bullying, helpline & anti-bullying resources
- Family Rights Group
- Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
- The Prince's Trust
- Kinship Care Guide for Wales
- Teenagers: sexual health and behaviour factsheet
Updated on 09/11/2017