Estyn is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, therefore we are vigilant in all of our work. All inspectors have a duty to report any disclosures or concerns they may have. 

The documents below, along with our frequently asked questions (FAQs) about safeguarding issues help inspectors manage and providers prepare for inspections.

They provide a basic level of information, with links to more detailed guidance online.

If these FAQs do not answer the issues raised, then inspectors should address their query to the Assistant Director most relevant to their inspection.

These FAQs do not address any question relating specific safeguarding referrals. Any query about any disclosure or suspected safeguarding case should always be raised with Estyn’s safeguarding officer immediately.


Key documents