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, which was founded in early 2015 has representation from 10
of the 19 County Voluntary Councils (CVCs) in Wales.
The vision for the Network is that the safeguarding ambassadors
will work to share 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
- inform any third sector representation on regional safeguarding
- provide a means to cascade board information to the third
- and promote good practice in safeguarding practice and training
with excellent training materials and delivery methods.
The network is open to safeguarding leads/representatives
working in the County Voluntary Councils (CVCs) in Wales. The
ambassadors may have a role in delivering safeguarding/protection
training, support for third sector organisations in developing
safeguarding policies and/or representing the third sector on a
regional safeguarding board or sub group.
We hope to extend the membership to all CVCs so that everyone in
Wales has access to representatives working within the network.
Third sector organisations beyond the CVCs may also be invited to
join in due course.
It is hoped that all future meetings will have guest speaker
from appropriate organisations relevant to safeguarding. A joint
meeting of the Safeguarding Ambassadors Network and the
Safeguarding steering group will also be held this year.
On 27th November 2017, the Safeguarding Ambassadors
Network welcomed Keith Towler as a guest speaker. He gave a
presentation on the National Independent Safeguarding Board, of
which he is vice chair, highlighting that the National Board is not
in a hierarchy above Regional Boards but there to give support and
advice, report on the adequacy and effectiveness of safeguarding in
Wales to ministers, commission and publish research, and to advise
Welsh ministers. The board's annual report was published on
20th December 2017 (
Date and venue
WCVA Cardiff and Rhyl (vc)
Simon Plant - Churches Child Protection Advisory Service
Risk management; learning lessons from the faith community on
minimising risk posed by inappropriate individuals