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What is Safeguarding and why is it important?

Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Social care staff and staff from other organisations have a shared responsibility to ensure we actively prevent abuse and safeguard individuals at risk.
Courses provided by the Workforce Development Service aim to increase awareness and understanding of safeguarding. 

Safeguarding Adults - what courses are available?

  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk - Awareness Raising: aimed at all staff that have direct contact with adults.
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk - Awareness Raising - Half Day Refresher. It is recommended that those working with adults attend refresher training every three years.
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Advanced: designed to aid social workers, registered managers and staff from partner organisations.
Other events include:
  • Wales' Introduction to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Hate Crime

How do I book onto a Safeguarding Adults course?

Please click here to book a course

Safeguarding Children

For children’s safeguarding, the training is provided by the South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board (SEWSCB). Courses include:

  • Basis Awareness to Safeguarding Children – Everybody’s Business
  • Introduction to Safeguarding – Raising Awareness of Abuse and Neglect in Children
  • Safeguarding Children: Recognition, Referral and the Child Protection Process
  • Other specialist courses


Where can I find the Safeguarding Children Board courses?

Places can be booked via their website

Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

There is also a range of domestic abuse awareness training courses available to staff working in Gwent.  These are provided by the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) team and places can be booked via the local Safeguarding Children Board website, These include:

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse & Effects on Children Awareness
  • DASH & MARAC Training
  • Understanding Perpetrators
  • Coercive Control


How do I contact the Safeguarding Boards?

South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board.

Gwent-wide Adult Safeguarding Board.

Other useful links

The All Wales Basic Safeguarding awareness raising resources.

Welsh Government - Live Fear Free.

E-Learning - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This module is provided by the Home Office and requires an initial registration with them.

There is a new duty for health and social care professionals and teachers to report female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. To read more on this, please click on the link FGM reporting information

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child E-learning Package. This e-learning package will help you to learn more about children and young people's rights.