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The Safeguarding Boards (General) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Safeguarding Boards (General) (Wales) Regulations 2015.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 6 April 2016.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014;

“annual plan” (“cynllun blynyddol”) means the plan published by a Safeguarding Board under section 136(1) of the Act;

“annual report” means (“adroddiad blynyddol”) the report published by a Safeguarding Board under section 136(2) of the Act;

“National Board” (“Bwrdd Cenedlaethol”) means the National Independent Safeguarding Board established by section 132(1) of the Act;

“principal local government area” (“prif ardal llywodraeth leol”) means a principal local government area as set out in Parts I and II of Schedule 4 to the Local Government Act 1972;

“Safeguarding Board” (“Bwrdd Diogelu”) means a Safeguarding Children Board(1) or a Safeguarding Adults Board(2);

“Safeguarding Board partner” (“partner Bwrdd Diogelu”) is to be construed in accordance with section 134(2) and section 134(6)(b) of the Act.

Safeguarding Board Areas

3.  The areas in Wales for which there are to be Safeguarding Boards are the principal local government areas set out in column 2 of the table set out in Schedule 1, designated by the name opposite in column 1.

Lead Partners

4.—(1) The Welsh Ministers specify the Safeguarding Board partner shown in column 2 of the table set out in Schedule 2 as the lead partner in relation to children for the area shown opposite in column 1.

(2) The Welsh Ministers specify the Safeguarding Board partner shown in column 3 of the table set out in Schedule 2 as the lead partner in relation to adults for the area shown opposite in column 1.

Annual plans

5.  A Safeguarding Board’s annual plan must include the following information —

(a)a list of the members of the Safeguarding Board;

(b)any particular outcomes the Safeguarding Board proposes to achieve;

(c)a summary of any improvement the Safeguarding Board proposes to make to enable it better to fulfil its objectives;

(d)the amount of expenditure which the Safeguarding Board partners agree the Safeguarding Board is likely to incur in order to achieve its objectives;

(e)a description of how the Safeguarding Board proposes to collaborate with other persons or bodies engaged in activities relating to its objectives;

(f)when and how the Safeguarding Board will give children and adults who are, or may be, affected by the exercise of its functions, the opportunity to participate in its work.

Annual reports

6.—(1) A Safeguarding Board’s annual report must include the information set out in Schedule 3

(2) As far as practicable the report is to follow the form of the Safeguarding Board‘s most recent annual plan.

Publication of annual plans and annual reports

7.  A Safeguarding Board must—

(a)make its current annual plan and annual report publicly available,

(b)make available on request a copy of any of its past annual plans and annual reports,

(c)send its current annual plan and annual report to the National Board.

Mark Drakeford

Minister for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

4 June 2015

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