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 sector organisations,
  • inform any third sector representation on regional safeguarding boards,
  • provide a means to cascade board information to the third sector,
  • and promote good practice in safeguarding practice and training with excellent training materials and delivery methods.

Who can join?

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 ( Annual Report).

 

Meetings

Date and venue

Speaker

Topic

19.04.18

WCVA Cardiff and Rhyl (vc)

Simon Plant - Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS)

Risk management; learning lessons from the faith community on minimising risk posed by inappropriate individuals