Abuse highlighted in National Safeguarding Week

26 days ago

Adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect are the focus of the 2018 National Safeguarding Week in Mid and West Wales taking place between November 12 and 16.

A wide-ranging programme is taking place across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Powys, including conferences, engagement events and workshops.

The programme has been co-ordinated by CWMPAS and CYSUR, the Mid and West Wales Regional Safeguarding Board.

They will be seeking to raise awareness of different types of abuse and exploitation including criminal, sexual and financial exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery.

As part of the board’s priority to engage with adults at risk, it will be hosting a regional conference on Thursday, November 15 at Halliwell, Trinity St David, Carmarthen.

This event will see the launch of two significant pieces of work completed by the Safeguarding Board in the last year.

The conference will be also be addressed by a number of high profile speakers including Baroness Finlay, the Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords and Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, and Margaret Flynn, chair of the National Independent Safeguarding Board.

For full details on the National Safeguarding Week 2018 programme in Mid and West Wales, please view:

Events taking place in Carmarthenshire include:

Monday, November 12

Stalls and displays with refreshments available to staff from 11am to 2pm in the board room Glangwilli Hospital in  Carmarthen and will include messages on safeguarding for both adults and children, the White Ribbon Campaign which is hopefully going to be supported by local sports teams.

Tuesday, November 13

Carmarthenshire Youth Conference 2018

Open to all 14-23 year olds at Parc y Scarlets bewteen 9.30am-2pm. This year we have planned and organised a Youth Conference looking at our priority issue of ‘Curriculum To Prepare Us For Life’. Young people have raised a Curriculum To Prepare Us For Life as an important issue as they feel they do not have the necessary information, knowledge and skills to live independently after education. Young people are saying that the education system needs to do a lot more to prepare us for life after school and college to help us grow up to become happy, healthy Adults.

Also, in Prince Philip Hospital there will be stalls and information displays in the  canteen from 12 until 2pm. It will be supported by Trading standards Department highlighting issues of risks of financial abuse of elderly/ adults at risk.

Thursday, November 15

We are delighted that the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board’s annual conference, one of our flagship events is in Carmarthenshire.  The event will be held at The Haliwell Centre, 10am-3.30pm, and is a celebration of the successes and key achievements of the CWMPAS Board in the last year.

This will include the official launch of two significant pieces of work; The Regional Adult Safeguarding Threshold Guidance Document and the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Regional Strategy and Delivery Plan.

The conference will also address a number of hot topics in current safeguarding practice for adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect via a series of keynote speeches from a number of high profile speakers and workshops.