13 February 2023
A safeguarding information page has been created by the county council as part of efforts to ensure that Powys residents are kept safe from harm and abuse.
Powys County Council has established the dedicated page as it looks to strengthen its corporate safeguarding arrangements following a review by Audit Wales last year.
Sections on the information page include:
- Responsibilities of staff and councillors
- Contact details for reporting safeguarding concerns
- The council’s Corporate Safeguarding Policy including a summary of the policy
- Governance information.
Cllr Richard Church, Cabinet Member for a Safer Powys and Lead Member for Safeguarding, said: “We are committed to meeting all the recommendations outlined by Audit Wales following their review and securing the improvements to ensure that the arrangements we have in place keep our residents safe from harm and abuse.
“Every member of staff and councillor has a responsibility to ensure that people they deal with are safe from harm and abuse. They also need to know how to identify people who may be at risk and to then alert the right people as quickly as possible.
“The development of this dedicated safeguarding page will help staff and councillors understand their roles and responsibilities in helping keep Powys people safe from harm and abuse.
“However, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and each and everyone one of us in the county has a responsibility for keeping people safe from harm and abuse.
“Our safeguarding page includes important contact details for residents to report any worries they have about the safety of a child, young person or adult.”
To visit the dedicated safeguarding page visit Corporate Safeguarding.