Monday 15th – Friday 19th November 2021
National Safeguarding Week is an annual event that is coordinated by each of the Regional Safeguarding Boards throughout Wales and is supported by the Welsh Government and the National Independent Safeguarding Board (NISB). The focus of the week is to raise awareness amongst practitioners and the community as to key safeguarding messages.
This year we will be focusing on the regional theme of ‘Mental Health and the Population’ and will also be revisiting other issues exacerbated by the pandemic. We will also be undertaking a comparison and reflection in terms of what improvements/changes have been made one year on.
The National Safeguarding Week Programme of Events for 2021 can be found here: CV RSB NSW Programme of Events – FINAL
The national hashtag that will be used this year is #SafeguardingWales
A link to our new safeguarding resource for children & young people will be coming soon.
Here you can explore a range of tailored online resources to help educate children, young people, and their families, to stay safe. Topics include:
- Mental health & wellbeing
- Online safety
- Social isolation/loneliness
- Alcohol and substance misuse
- Domestic abuse/healthy relationships
- Suicide prevention
We have also created an awareness raising factsheet for tenants, with a particular focus on the impact the pandemic has had and exploring issues that have been exacerbated such as substance misuse, mental health or wellbeing, domestic abuse etc.
The United Nations ‘Elimination of violence against women and girls’ day is 25th November. This day is also known as ‘White Ribbon day’. We have arranged a series on online events between 22nd November – 8th December 2021 to raise awareness of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence and the services and interventions available across the region for victims, survivors and for those who perpetrate harm.
Please find the link to the Calendar of Events here: