Session 6 How are safeguarding concerns raised?

6.1 Introduction

Despite the best efforts of organisations to prevent abuse, safeguarding concerns will still be reported. It’s important to note that this should not be seen as a bad thing – if a concern is reported, then you can do something about it.

Learning outcomes

In this session, you will:

Explore the ways you might hear about concerns.

Understand appropriate ways to respond.

Identify the reasons why many children feel unable to disclose abuse, even when they become adults – and the implications of this for those around them.

Recognise some of the differences between reports of abuse about adults and children.

Let’s get started.

6.2 Becoming aware of safeguarding concerns