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The Council will discharge its strategic statutory safeguarding responsibilities through Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) in each Council Directorate. These DSLs will represent their Directorate at the Corporate Safeguarding Group (CSG) and act as a conduit for the dissemination of safeguarding information from the CSG.

The CSG has reporting responsibilities to the Corporate Director’s Group, Cabinet Committee and relevant Scrutiny Committees.

In addition, the Council has a role as Lead Partner and member of the West Glamorgan Safeguarding Board (WGSB).

The Board works to protect and safeguard adults and children, is a multi-agency statutory partnership which has responsibility:

  • To protect children who are experiencing, or are at risk of abuse, neglect or other kinds of harm and to prevent children from becoming at risk of abuse, neglect or other kinds of harm.
  • To protect adults who, have care and support needs (whether the local authority is meeting any of those needs), and are experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect. To prevent those adults from becoming at risk of abuse or neglect.

The Board has a statutory duty to develop an Annual Plan on a regional basis and has an overall responsibility for challenging relevant agencies in relation to the measures that are in place to protect children and adults at risk.