Our work in Wales
We’re working to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse in Wales and across the UK by helping to create safer places for all. Find our more.
A vital way we equip organisations in Wales is to provide training so that those working with children, young people and adults at risk have the right skills to work safely. Across our range of webinars and eLearning we deliver courses in all aspects of safeguarding including our CPD accredited Foundation courses specific to the Welsh legislative and policy context, and setting. Our long-established disclosure service, continues to be the leading provider in the country for DBS checks to the faith sector in Wales and across the UK, and has continued to see demand increasing year on year.
We provide the faith representative input for the Welsh Council of Voluntary Action safeguarding steering group, we chair and facilitate the Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum and regularly attend the Cross Party Working Group on Faith within the Welsh Government.
Our nationally accredited safeguarding helpline continues to be one of our most-used services. Our dedicated helpline team provide guidance and advice to enable individuals and organisations to respond appropriately to issues of abuse in Wales and beyond. Year on year we see demand for our consultancy work increase and we are privileged to be able to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations including the Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum to help support, encourage and equip organisations with their safeguarding needs. The Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum provides a network of support, information sharing around training and research and provides an opportunity for forum members to give a collective voice around safeguarding challenges and issues in Wales.
Our work in Wales assists churches, places of worship, organisations and Christian Communities to stand against oppression and exploitation. Through our work with the Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum we continue to strengthen our links with the Welsh Government, the National Independent Safeguarding Forum, Regional Safeguarding Boards, and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action along with links to other organisations in order to inform legislation and raise standards in safeguarding.
Safeguarding Advisor for Wales
Simon has lived, worked and worshipped in Wales for the majority of his life. Since March 2017 he has worked as Thirtyone:eight's Safeguarding Advisor for Wales, giving advice to faith organisations and places of worship on the safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults at risk of harm. As well as being the lead for our strategic work in Wales, Simon also chairs the Welsh Christian Safeguarding Forum, sits on the Welsh Government Cross-Party Working Group on Faith, and is the faith representative on the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action Safeguarding Steering Group. Simon is a Welsh learner and is developing his Welsh second language GCSE to become more confident and fluent in the Welsh Language.
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