Corporate Safeguarding Policy
Swansea Council's corporate safeguarding policy is a statement of shared corporate expectations, a record of our policy commitment and gives detail on the arrangements in respect of future safeguarding actions to be taken.
Safeguarding is about protecting children and adults at risk from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.
Within Swansea Council there is a "Safeguarding is Everybody's Business" principle, and this is central to this policy which applies to, and must be followed by:
- our employees
- elected members
- volunteers and
- contractors (though specific conditions or policies may apply within contracts)
Swansea Council's Corporate Safeguarding Policy is written to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities, so it is vitally important that members of the public and organisations are aware of how the Council contributes to safeguarding people in Swansea.
All children at risk and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse, neglect and other forms of harm regardless of their age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.