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During this exceptional time it is vital to remember that safeguarding is still everybody’s business.

Gwent Safeguarding Board has produced a strategic response to ensure that safeguarding remains everybody’s business whilst coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Response to Covid 19 Pandemic

We all have a duty to report safeguarding issues. You will find information on children’s safeguarding for partners and staff during COVID 19 outbreak in this attachment 'Duty to Report Safeguarding Issues' 

Safeguarding Adults and Children, contact - Information, Advice and Assistance Team (IAA) 

Blaenau Gwent                                                   Caerphilly

Tel: 01495 315700                                               Tel: 0808 100 2500 (Adults)         

                                                                          Tel: 0808 100 1727 (Children)

Duty Team - Tel: 0800 328 4432


If you are new to working in care

This video will help you to better understand what is meant by safeguarding adults and how you can report concerns.

After watching the video if you have any queries, staff from the Workforce Development Service are on hand to answers your questions. 

For further advice and help contact: 
M Powell - 
Teresa Booth -
Rhiannon Thorn - 
Louise Mcdonald-


If your role means that you will be going into other people’s homes you may come into contact with children. This video link from the Gwent Safeguarding Board will help you to understand what child abuse is and how to report your concerns.

There are additional safeguarding learning resources created by the consortium of City and Guilds and WJEC which can be accessed at this link Unit 006 - Safeguarding Individuals

Keeping children and young people safe – a practice guide for practitioners working with children


Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence

Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) - online learning module. 
This 45 minute online training can be accessed through a guest log on.

You do not need to complete user name or password simply click on the bottom red button titled Log in as a guest.

Keeping safe online resources