The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and Safeguarding Board Regulations (Wales) 2015 requires all Regional Safeguarding Boards to produce an Annual Report to highlight the extent to which the Safeguarding Board has implemented its most recent annual plan. Therefore, we are delighted to introduce our second Annual Report for the NWSB 2018 – 2019.
A Concise Child Practice Review was commissioned by North Wales Safeguarding Children Board in order to consider what lessons could be learnt following the sad death of a baby boy.
You will find the report in the CPR section of the website
It is believed that significant numbers of North Wales’ children and families are affected by imprisonment. However, very often, their unique vulnerabilities and challenges are overlooked or hidden, and they end up serving a so-called ‘hidden sentence’ themselves.
The FABI Project – A Multi-Agency Approach
In order to raise awareness of the issues faced by these North Wales families and to drive change to encourage prevention work and more targeted non-stigmatising support, eleven public bodies from across the region and HMP Berwyn, have appointed a small regional cross-cutting team; this is part of the work of the North Wales Safer Communities Board and the North Wales Substance Misuse Area Planning Board.
The next phase of the programme will see work progressed with Local Authority Pathfinder Areas working across different service areas and between custody and community.
There are two officers within the team, namely Sara Kettle and Catherine Pritchard, who are working collaboratively with partners.
If you wish to contact Sara or Catherine about their work and can support and inform it going forward, please contact them:
01978 292453 / 01978 292444
For further information:
The following 7 minutes Briefings are now available to access via the resources web page:
- Mental Capacity (Amendment) 2019
In partnership with Dogs Trust, the North Wales Safeguarding Board are working to promote awareness during Child Safety Week (3rd to 7th June) of how to teach your child safety around dogs.
Unfortunately, a high number of dog bites happen to children in the family home. With the rate of hospital admissions related to dog bites highest among the 0-9 age group*, there is a greater need to educate children and families on how to behave safely around dogs. *NHS dog bite hospital admissions data.