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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Section 134 - Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Adults Boards

378.Section 134 provides that regulations must be made specifying the areas in Wales where there are to be Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Adults Boards (“Safeguarding Board areas”). These Boards (collectively referred to as “Safeguarding Boards”) will have those partners set out in subsection (2), all of whom have an interest in safeguarding children and adults.

379.After consulting with these partners, the Welsh Ministers must specify in regulations who will be the lead partner for a Safeguarding Adults Board and who will be the lead partner for a Safeguarding Children Board. The lead partners must then establish Safeguarding Boards in the Safeguarding Board area which are to include representative of its partners (both those mentioned in subsection (2) or specified in regulations made under subsection (6)(b)).

380.It is also possible for a Safeguarding Board to include representatives of other persons or bodies that the Board considers should be represented and who are involved in activities or have functions relating to children or adults in the Safeguarding Board area in question.

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