Professionals

The West Glamorgan Safeguarding Board recognise that professionals and volunteers are the most valuable asset when working with Children, Young People, Adults at Risk and their families to achieve positive outcomes.

The WGSB has developed policies and procedures for the purpose of coordinating what is done by each representative body to safeguard and promote the welfare of Children, Young People and Adults at Risk in the West Glamorgan area. 

Please watch this following short animation video around Safeguarding.

Social Care Wales

Social Care Wales have developed a resource which provides a set of principles to guide your work in managing your own professional boundaries and those of the workers who you manage. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Professionals

Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. An essential building block for workplace mental health is the ability to have open, authentic conversations about mental health in the workplace, both individually and on a strategic level.

My Agency

Click the links below to view a range of free wellbeing resources and information

Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB)
http://www.wellbeingthroughwork.org.uk/

Education Neath Port Talbot Local Authority
https://www.npt.gov.uk/schoolbasedcounselling

Swansea Council
https://www.swansea.gov.uk/socialcare

Neath Port Talbot Council
https://www.npt.gov.uk/22793

Social Care Wales
https://socialcare.wales/service-improvement/health-and-well-being-resources-to-support-you-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS)
https://www.scvs.org.uk/mh-resources

Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service (NPTCVS)
https://www.nptcvs.wales/

CalanDVS
https://www.calandvs.org.uk/en/

SCVS
https://www.scvs.org.uk/mh-resources

Public Health Wales
https://phw.nhs.wales/

Barnados
https://www.barnardos.org.uk/

Mental Health at Work CIC is a subsidiary of the Mental Health Foundation providing tailored mental health programmes to organisations of all sizes, focusing on making mental health conversations a part of everyday working life. If you are interested in finding out what a mental health programme could look like for your organisation, including both online and face-to-face mental health workshops or training sessions for employees, managers and leaders, please contact Mental Health at Work directly. For more information visit:
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mental-health-workplace

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child exploitation is child abuse.

Any child from any background can be sexually exploited, regardless of their gender, sexuality or their social or ethnic background.

Age is also not an indicator of risk – the children you work with are not too young. Offenders are highly manipulative: they can use violence and fear, blackmail or make the child feel guilty, worthless or that they’ve got no choice. Offenders can be any adults or children, male or female, and from any background. The offenders who do this are skilled at targeting and grooming young people.

If you have any concerns that a child or young person you know may be a victim of child sexual exploitation, help is available.

Any practitioner with concerns should speak to their Safeguarding Officer and follow their agency's safeguarding procedures.

View the Wales Safeguarding Procedures' Good Practice Guide on Child Sexual Exploitation.

‘Child sexual abuse prevention – It’s time we talked about it’

Welsh Government has published an action plan on tackling Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB).
Included in this National Plan are actions for Regional Safeguarding Board partners who have a lead role in the implementation of this Plan. One action is the promotion of Stop It Now! Wales and its campaign - ‘Child sexual abuse prevention – It’s time we talked about it’.

Please help to support this campaign by promoting it on the communications channels available to you. The materials can be accessed below.
https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/wales/its-time-we-talked-about-it/