National Safeguarding Week: 14th to 18th November 2022

Moving on and Recovering from the Pandemic

Listening to children and keeping children and adults at risk safe is at the heart of a wide-ranging programme taking place across Mid and West Wales for National Safeguarding Week, commencing 14th November 2022. The programme has been co-ordinated by CWMPAS and CYSUR, the Regional Safeguarding Board, and has been designed in response to some of the challenges children and adults at risk face on their journey of recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic.

A highlight of the week includes a launch and celebration of a safeguarding training resource and video animation for professionals, taking place at Parc-yr–Scarlets Stadium in Llanelli. The video animation has been created by children and young people from Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys and will be formally launched by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Rocio Cifuentes. 

During the week, we will also host a variety of events including conferences and webinars that will seek to raise awareness and highlight issues that affect children and adults at risk. This includes a multi-agency conference on Domestic Abuse being hosted by Dyfed Powys police, a webinar revisiting some of the themes associated with the Operation Jasmine Review into the neglect of older people in care homes and an event aimed specifically at schools and education staff, to promote the positive emotional health and well-being of children post pandemic. In other webinars, we will also be learning from case reviews with an emphasis on safeguarding children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians, and identifying why practitioners and managers must always “think family” and see both the adult and the child. 

The regional program will be supported by national events taking place across the whole of Wales. This includes the launch of new multi-agency training standards being led by Social Care Wales and an event being hosted by the National Independent Safeguarding Board in collaboration with the Violence Prevention Unit on shaping the future of Safeguarding in Wales.

A full programme is available to download below, along with links to individual event pages where you'll also find resources that support this years key themes.

We also invite you to follow us on social media - Twitter @CYSURCymru and @CWMPASCymru, Facebook @CYSURCymru and Instagram @cysurcymru for safeguarding updates and information throughout the week. 

What's On - Programme of events

Mid and West Wales 2022 Programme