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Together we'll keep children and young people safe as we rebuild from Covid-19

Non-statutory guide for practitioners

The Welsh Government has produced this non-statutory guide to remind practitioners working across agencies of their responsibilities to safeguard children and to support them in responding to concerns about children at risk.

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The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has presented new and difficult challenges for everyone. Many households have been put under strain or have faced adversity because of the social, psychological and economic impact of the pandemic and of lockdown. We know that practitioners working across agencies in the statutory and third sector have had to adapt quickly to new ways of working, continuing to make sure that children and families get support. Services have done everything they can under difficult circumstances but we know that sadly some children will have come to harm without us knowing.

Many practitioners are very experienced in safeguarding practice; others may not feel as confident in this area of practice. This guide includes information that many practitioners are already aware of but we hope that pulling this together into one guide will be helpful.

This guide links to and should be used with the national Wales Safeguarding Procedures. You can download the procedures onto your mobile phone. Links for downloading the App are at the bottom of the landing page on the website at the link above. Once you have downloaded the app you do not need to have a wifi connection to view them.


Guidance to re-open and safely deliver childcare

Guidance to support childcare settings to reopen and to operate safely has now been published. This guidance has been developed with childcare umbrella bodies and other key stakeholders and includes detailed information on areas such as infection prevention and control, applying the 'test, trace, protect' strategy in childcare settings, and social distancing: Welsh Government guidance to support childcare settings



Clybiau Plant Cymru

As part of our work to highlight the benefits of registered Out of School childcare clubs, Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' clubs have developed 3 new leaflets. The leaflets are aimed at 3 different audiences:

  1. Schools - to demonstrate the benefits of CIW registration to schools.
  2. Clubs - why it is important for them to be registered.
  3. Parents - what using a CIW registered out of school childcare provider means to them; we hope that clubs will distribute these to parents to help them market their registered provision over unregulated holiday activity clubs etc.

These leaflets are available on our website: www.clybiauplantcymru.orgOpens new window and from our Facebook page, we have sent them to clubs and to schools and will be resending the parents' version prior to half term for clubs to distribute again.

Childcare offer registration for childcare providers

Guidance and registration for childcare providers to sign up for the 30 hour childcare offer

Swansea Childcare Provider capital grant (small grants) 2019/2021

We are looking for applications from new and existing establishments who are offering Childcare Offer places for 3 and 4 year olds.

Register your food business - childminders

All food businesses need to be registered before starting any food operations.

Welsh Government privacy notice

Monitoring information of parents, children and providers using the Childcare Offer.

The Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI)

The Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI) provides a framework for service-providing organisations directly concerned with the health, education, safety, and social well being of people in Wales.

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