Safeguarding Adults and Children

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Within Mid and West Wales there are two groups dedicated to VAWDASV; a Strategic Group and a Delivery Group. The Strategic Group agrees on high-level arrangements which are then implemented at Delivery Group level. Both groups consist of membership from all four Local Authorities, both Health Boards and Dyfed Powys Police, along with a number of other key agencies including specialised VAWDASV charities and organisations.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone.  Current statistics suggest as many as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be affected by domestic abuse at some point in their lives.

The cross-government definition of domestic violence and abuse is: 'Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to the following types of abuse:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

This includes issues of concern to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities such as 'honour based violence', female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. 

If you or others have concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or adult, you must report it immediately. For information, advice or assistance please contact the Child Care Assessment Team (CCAT) or the Adult Safeguarding Team.

Contact Us:-

Child Care Assessment Team: 01437 776444

Adult Safeguarding Team: 01437 776056

Social Services out of Hours: 0300 333 2222


In an emergency ring 999
Non-emergency: 101

Tackling Domestic Abuse

Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales) 2014

Working together to safeguard children

Wales Safeguarding Procedures

Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.

ID: 7687, revised 17/05/2022