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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Section 132 – The National Independent Safeguarding Board

376.Section 132 (1) provides for the establishment of a National Independent Safeguarding Board. The Board is referred to within the Act as the National Board. The National Board’s general duties are to provide support and advice to Safeguarding Boards (established under section 134) to ensure their effectiveness, report on the adequacy and effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements for children and adults in Wales and to make recommendations to the Welsh Ministers regarding how to improve safeguarding arrangements. The National Board must report to the Welsh Ministers about safeguarding arrangements in Wales.

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