What to do if there is a safeguarding issue in school?
Make a report of what you’ve seen and any evidence that would support your claim, including time and date. Do this in line with your educational organisation’s child protection policy. Report what you have seen to a superior or a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) who will then take the issue further if they see fit.
How would you deal with a safeguarding issue?
Process for reporting safeguarding concerns
- Remain calm and reassure the person that they have done the right thing by speaking up.
- Listen carefully and give the person time to speak.
- Explain that only the professionals who need to know will be informed, but never promise confidentiality.
What is a safeguarding issue at school?
According to the document, safeguarding is defined as: Protecting children from maltreatment. Preventing impairment of children’s health or development. Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
How can schools improve safeguarding?
6 Steps to Successful Safeguarding in Schools
- (1) Create a comprehensive safeguarding policy. …
- (2) Get up-to-date verifiable safeguarding training. …
- (3) Install effective filters on your computer network. …
- (4) Discuss safeguarding in the classroom. …
- (5) Regularly promote the importance of staying safe online.
What do you do when a child discloses a safeguarding issue?
When a child discloses abuse:
- Stay calm and listen.
- Go slowly.
- Reassure them that they have not done anything wrong.
- Be supportive.
- Gather essential facts.
- Tell what will happen next.
- Make notes.
What are examples of safeguarding issues?
Examples of safeguarding issues include suspected abuse, bullying, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, grooming, allegations against staff, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
What happens if a safeguarding is raised against you?
Where the allegation leads to the involvement of children’s social care and/or the police, the LADO will canvass their views on suspension and let your employer know. However, only your employer has the power to suspend you and they cannot be required to do so by a local authority or police.
What happens with a safeguarding?
The Safeguarding Lead Worker will work with you and other important people to put together a plan that keeps you safe. This is called a Protection Plan. If the plan involves changes to the support or care you receive, then this plan will be agreed with you. You can say what help or support you need.
What are the 6 principles of safeguarding?
What are the six principles of safeguarding?
- Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
- Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
- Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
- Protection. …
- Partnership. …
What happens if safeguarding is not followed?
If an organisation has poor safeguarding policies or no safeguarding in place could lead to: Abuse and neglect being missed. An increase in abuse cases. Vulnerable people not being treated with compassion or empathy.