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Code of Safeguaring Practice – Welsh Government


Working Together to Safeguard People: Code of Safeguarding Practice sets out the Welsh Government’s expectations in relation to safeguarding arrangements.

The Welsh Government expects individuals, groups and organisations offering activities or service to follow the advice in the Code of Safeguarding Practice. This will demonstrate reasonable steps are being taken to ensure the safety of children.

It is important that all those offering activities or services to children (up to the age of 18 years) understand the need to have safeguarding arrangements in place to make sure that nobody is put at risk of harm. Safeguarding means keeping people safe from abuse, neglect or harm and knowing to do if you think a child is at risk of abuse, neglect or harm.

This Code of Safeguarding Practice applies to many activities and services, including:

  • Childcare and play sessions and/or after-school clubs operating under two hours or exempt for other reasons from registering as child minders or day care providers for other reasons
  • Open access playwork provision operating under two hours
  • Indoor organised play, activity/interest groups or sessions
  • Youth clubs.

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