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Be more aware of safeguarding issues

20 November 2017

Last week, Bridgend County Borough Council joined other organisations across Wales in marking National Safeguarding Week to raise awareness that ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.

Councillor Phil White, Cabinet Member for Social Services and Early Help, said: “We can all help to keep children and adults safe from harm and to prevent all forms of abuse by being more aware of the danger signs.

“Anyone you know could potentially be at risk of abuse or neglect, so it is important to get clued up so that you can recognise not just physical injuries but also changes in people’s behaviour that could indicate signs of abuse.

“For example, someone may have an injury that’s hard to explain, seem frightened around certain people, or be unusually sad and withdrawn. Abuse can take many forms, and these are some of the danger signs to be aware of.

“Everyone has a duty towards safeguarding and anyone can raise concerns about someone’s wellbeing.”

Further details about the warning signs, as well as details about the support and interventions that are available across the Western Bay area (Bridgend County Borough, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea) can be found on the Western Bay Safeguarding Board’s website at

Last Updated: 21/11/2017
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