North Wales Safeguarding Board (NWSB) is a statutory body which co-ordinates, monitors and challenges its partner agencies in Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk in North Wales. Safeguarding boards have a unique role to play.
North Wales Safeguarding Board sees its function as to make 'Safeguarding everybody’s business'.
What is the purpose of North Wales Safeguarding Board?
- oversees the overall effectiveness of its member agencies
- forms an independent view of regional safeguarding work and challenges where necessary
Who are the members?
Multi-Agency Partnership with
- statutory agencies, such as Police, Local Authority, Health, Probation Service
- other agencies, such as Education, Housing, National Safeguarding Team (Public Health Wales), Youth Offending Service, WAST, Fire and Rescue, Third Sector, Care Providers, Legal
What does the Board do?
- contributes to the work of developing national and regional policies and procedures
- review efficiency of measures taken by Safeguarding Board partners and bodies represented on the Board
- raises awareness of safeguarding matters
- undertakes Child and Adult Practice Reviews, reviews, audits, investigations to ensure that agencies learn from practice
- review performance of the Board and its partners represented on the Board in carrying out its objectives
- disseminate information about best practice and learning from reviews
- facilitates research into protection and prevention of abuse and neglect of children and adults who are at risk of harm
- reviews the training needs of those practitioners working in the area of the Board and to identify training activities and ensure training is provided on an inter-agency basis and individual organisational basis to assist in the protection and prevention of abuse and neglect of children
- co-operates or acts jointly with another one or more Boards