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National Safeguarding Week 2018

Published: 05/11/2018

‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’ is the key message to all of Wales’ residents as Safeguarding Boards across Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government and the National Independent Safeguarding Board prepare to launch National Safeguarding Week.

National Safeguarding week runs from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November. Working with partners from health, the emergency services, third sector and others, the Boards will be raising everyone’s awareness of what safeguarding means and the many situations in which it can arise.

Safeguarding is about protecting vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect and ensuring their wellbeing. Making sure people are supported to live full and happy lives is also an important part of safeguarding.

The theme for this year’s National Safeguarding Week is Exploitation.

Flintshire County Council Champions of Corporate Safeguarding, Councillors Christine Jones and Billy Mullin, said:

“We fully support Safeguarding Week which helps raise awareness of safeguarding issues which include child sexual exploitation, forced marriage, human trafficking, and serious sexual offences.

“It is important that we all have greater awareness of the issues and protect children and adults at risk. Our key message this week is “See Something- Say Something. Safeguarding is everybody’s’ responsibility” – we all need to be able to recognise the signs and know how to report them.”

To find out more about safeguarding and for full details of events across North Wales, please visit: