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
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.