We know that as a consequence of the changes to how we go about our daily lives at present, the risk to many vulnerable children and adults might increase. We anticipate rises in domestic abuse and mental health issues as individuals/ families spend more time in isolation and may be anxious about the unfolding situation; there will be greater demands on families/ carers already experiencing poverty and all this at a time when many children/ adults are out of sight of key services, such as schools. As a consequence, it’s clear that all services need to do more with less so that we can continue to meet the needs of children/ adults at risk together
North Wales Safeguarding Board will update this web page on a weekly basis to ensure that any local / national practice guides will be available for all officers across the region to access to support their practice in North Wales.
North Wales Safeguarding Board Guidance:
Safeguarding 7 Step Process Covid-19
We all have a role to play in protecting older people from abuse
Despite the Covid-19 disruption, safeguarding teams and support services are still up and running, investigating concerns and ensuring that people get the help they need so they are safe. We can all play a role in protecting older people. #GetHelpStaySafe #YouAreNotAlone
We know that seeking help may be incredibly difficult if you are experiencing abuse, but it’s important you get help if you need it. For advice and support, contact:
@HourglassCymru 0808 808 8141 – https://www.wearehourglass.cymru/wales
@LiveFearFree 0808 8010 800 – https://gov.wales/live-fear-free/contact-live-fear-free
‘Stay at Home’ resources for children, families, adults and key workers:
wash your hands of Coronavirus scams
Coronavirus – NHS Fact Sheet for Kids.
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