This Code of Safeguarding Practice sets out Welsh Government expectations in relation to safeguarding arrangements. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.
The Welsh Government expects individuals, groups and organisations offering activities or service to follow this advice. This will demonstrate reasonable steps are being taken to ensure the safety of children and adults at risk.
Across Wales, individuals, groups and organisations offer a rich and varied range of activities and services for people to enjoy. This can range from more informal social groups to activities that support children or adults to enjoy sports, gain new skills or share an interest, to activities offered by faith groups.
Some individuals, groups and organisations are affiliated to, registered with or funded by national bodies offering support with safeguarding. This should include policies, training and processes to ensure people are safe when they engage in activities or services. Many safeguarding accreditation schemes, quality marks and codes exist for specific types of setting (places where activities are offered). There is legislation in place in Wales that requires public bodies to safeguard people from harm. Where services are commissioned (funded) by public bodies there are contractual requirements to have safeguarding arrangements in place.
However, not every individual, group or organisation will have access to support to operate safely in this way. Some may not realise how important it is to have safeguarding arrangements in place and some may not know where to go for advice and support.
Please cascade to your networks.
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