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Training Subgroup

Training Sub Group

The Western Bay Safeguarding Boards have been developed to build safeguarding arrangements across the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend local authority areas and ABMUHB. Each Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory body and is part of a wider strategy for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the duty under the Children Act 2004 (s28) with which all children’s services authorities and their partner agencies are charged.

The new Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill will continue to drive the developments built from the In Safe Hands guidance and Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 with measures to ensure public services such as Social Services, the NHS, Police and their partners share the adult safeguarding responsibility.

The principal purpose of Western Bay Safeguarding Boards’ Strategic Training Group) is to promote learning which leads to improved practice in safeguarding. The WBSTG is accountable to both the Western Bay Safeguarding Children Board (WBSCB) and the Western Bay Safeguarding Adults Board (WBSAB) as appropriate and contributes to the functions of the boards through ensuring “the delivery of multi agency training needs of those working in the Western Bay Region to assist in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk.”

All training in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk should create an ethos which values working collaboratively with others, respects diversity (including culture, race and disability), promotes equality, is person centred and promotes the participation of people in the processes.