The Wales Safeguarding Procedures for children and adults at risk of abuse and neglect

Wales Safeguarding Procedures, developed by Cardiff and the Vale Safeguarding Board on behalf of all Regional Safeguarding Boards, were launched by the Wales Safeguarding Procedures Project Board on 11th November 2019 and adopted by Gwent Safeguarding Boards on 4th December 2019.

They replace the All Wales Child Protection Procedures and Wales Interim Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse.

The Wales Safeguarding Procedures will guide safeguarding practice for all those employed in the statutory, third (voluntary) and private sectors in health, social care, education, police, justice and other services.

They apply to all practitioners and managers working in Wales, whether employed by a devolved or non-devolved agency, and whether in paid or unpaid work.

The procedures are not designed to be printed they are digital only.

The Wales Safeguarding Procedures App is available for download now via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. They can also be viewed in English at and in Welsh at

A desktop version is now available at: