The Ambassador's network aims to promote and develop good practice in safeguarding across the third sector in Wales.

Safeguarding Ambassador's Network

 

The Ambassador's network aims to promote and develop good practice in safeguarding across the third sector in Wales. The network is a community of practice facilitated by WCVA and representatives from the County Voluntary Councils (CVCs).

The vision for the Network is that the safeguarding ambassadors will work to share information and develop good practice in all areas of safeguarding, excellent training materials and delivery methods, including the use of the All Wales Safeguarding Awareness pack in the wider context beyond the social care workforce.

The group aims to:

  • share general safeguarding information,
  • promote safeguarding consistently and widely across third sector organisations,
  • inform any third sector representation on regional safeguarding boards,
  • provide a means to cascade National Independent Safeguarding board and Charity Commission information to the third sector,
  • and promote good practice in safeguarding practice and training with excellent training materials and delivery methods.

The network meets twice a year to share learning and hear from guest speakers on relevant topics relating to safeguarding.

Who can join?

Membership of the network is open to representatives from third sector organisations in the following roles:

  • Safeguarding practitioners
  • Safeguarding Officers or designated leads
  • Safeguarding trainers
  • Trustees with responsibility for safeguarding

How to Join

Please download and complete this expression of interest, or contact safeguarding@WCVA.org.uk to discuss membership.

Meetings

11.04.19 - DBS 

12.09.18 - Harvey Grenville, Charity Commission, Safeguarding and Trustee responsibilities 

19.04.18 - Simon Plant - Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS), Risk management; learning lessons from the faith community on minimising risk posed by inappropriate individuals

27.11.17 - Keith Towler, Vice-Chair, National Independent Safeguarding Board, Update on the NSIB annual report