Safeguarding is about protecting people from all forms of harm and abuse.
Winner: Dyfed Powys Economic Crime Team from Dyfed Powys Police who manage all aspects of economic crime including fraud, cybercrime, money laundering, forgery, and counterfeiting.
By taking on the management of all fraud and cybercrime incidents reported to the force, the Economic Crime Team has not only reduced the strain on frontline officers but have gained positive feedback from victims within the community, with many commenting on the quality of service and reassurance they have received. They don’t signpost victims to Action Fraud but record all offences in Force and then report each individually to Action Fraud on behalf of the victim. This approach has received national recognition and praise, as it ensures victims of economic crime are supported and safeguarded on an individual basis. This allows a tailored package of support to ensure an effective and trusted service.
Highly Commended: Swansea’s Contextual, Missing Exploited or Trafficked Panel, which is made up of Swansea Child and Family Services, Education, Housing, South Wales Police, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Barod/Choices, Media Academy Cymru and YMCA.
They that takes a solution focussed and strengths based approach to safeguarding children and young people outside of the family home by making the places and spaces they spend time at and in safer.