Safeguarding Our Young People
Safeguarding Our Young People was an Erasmus+ funded project with partner organisations from Wales, Germany, Croatia and Spain working to share best practice, skills and knowledge around the safeguarding of young people. BGC Wales partnered with three other organisations working with young people across Europe to understand how they work with young people safely in different contexts. The project involved three overseas best practice visits, a final conference hosted by BGC Wales at The Lodge, and the production of a best practice handbook of guidance and e-learning on safeguarding young people.
The group being addressed by by Mayor Martyn Jones at Bridgend County Borough Council's chambers in Wales, UK.
The group discussing safeguarding scenarios at a classroom in Catalonia, Spain.
The organisations involved in the project were:
Escolapia Salt - school in Catalonia, Spain - visited 12th-17th May 2022
Sportkreisjugend Rems-Murr - sports organisation in Baden-Württemberg, Germany - visited 1st-6th June 2022
Hermes - non-formal education organisation in Croatia - visited 24th-29th October 2022
Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales - youth work organisation in Wales, United Kingdom - visited 16th-24th January 2023
The group discussing cyber safety and visiting the Oriental Garden in Stuttgart, Germany.
The group meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.
Thank you to our international partners for their work on this project - the completed best practice handbook is available below:
BGC Wales is also grateful to our local partners who delivered sessions at the final conference we hosted at The Lodge in Wales:
Education Workforce Council & Andrew Borsden MBE - Safeguarding in the Youth Work Quality Mark
Adult Learning Wales & Robert Burton - Safeguarding in Youth Work Qualifications
Bridgend Council's Mayor Martyn Jones & Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub - Collaborative safeguarding
Sarah Collier - Statutory safeguarding
StreetGames - Safeguarding in a sports based setting
STEER Enterprise Academy - Safeguarding in an alternative education based setting
Andrew Borsden MBE addressing the group at The Lodge, Bettws, near Bridgend in Wales.
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