SAFEGUARDING DISCLOSURE FORM

We all have a duty of care to safeguard and promote welfare, and to enhance awareness of the broader welfare spectrum, specifically the issues facing young people in society. All our employees who work with learners have a crucial role to play in shaping their lives.

Our straightforward and secure form gives learners, staff and employers the ability to instantly report any safeguarding concerns directly to our safeguarding team. The form sends information directly to our designated safeguarding team

safeguarding@glptraining.co.uk enabling our team to offer appropriate support quickly and efficiently, all while maintaining confidentiality. Key contacts and contact numbers are also listed below the form.

 

GLP Training Safeguarding policy has been produced (and is supported by Information, Advice and Guidance), to help you to establish safe and responsive environments which safeguard all and reduce the risk of you being unjustly accused of improper or unprofessional conduct. Supporting documentation, processes and guidance can be found in the policy and within your GLP Best Practice Guide.

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Definitions

 

Safeguarding is the protection of children and adults at risk from abuse and neglect, promoting health and development, ensuring safety and care, and ensuring optimum life chances. The Safeguarding Agenda includes a wide range of potential risks (see IDA Document for full definitions and indicators of a Safeguarding concern).

  • Abuse (physical, emotional, financial, institutional, sexual, and organisational)

  • Self-neglect

  • Discrimination

  • Child sexual exploitation

  • Bullying AND cyberbullying

  • Domestic abuse

  • Substance misuse

  • Fabricated and induced illness

  • Faith abuse

  • Forced marriage

  • Gang and youth violence

  • Private fostering

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)

  • Gender-based violence

  • Radicalization

  • Sexting

  • Teenage relationship abuse

  • Trafficking and modern slavery

  • Breast ironing

  • Mental health concerns

  • Children missing in Education

A Child is defined as anyone under the age of 18. An adult at risk (previously vulnerable adult) is defined as any person over the age of 18 and at risk of abuse or neglect because of their need for support or personal circumstance. Alongside the Safeguarding Agenda above this could be due to, and not limited to any of the following:

 

  • Living in sheltered housing

  • Receiving any form of health care

  • Receiving a welfare service in order to support their need to live independently

  • Receiving a service due to their age or disability

  • Living in residential accommodation such as a care home

  • Receiving domiciliary care in their own home

  • Expectant or nursing mother living in residential care

  • Person under supervision of probation service

While the definitions of a child and adult at risk give the rationale for legislative intervention, it is important to note that a person may be deemed at higher risk of a safeguarding issue affecting them due to other factors, examples:

  • Poor numeracy and literacy skill, or specific learning need

  • Unsupportive home environment

  • English not a first language

  • Unsupportive employer

  • Under represented group

  • Acting as a carer for another family member

  • Background in offending

  • Disability or social need

 

 

Detailed Procedure for dealing with Safeguarding Concerns

  1. Recognition
    Signs of abuse can be difficult to spot, as can a learner trying to find the right language to tell you about a concern. If you have any concerns over the welfare of the learner from what you have seen, heard, discussed with the learner or you have noticed changes in their behaviour which cause you safeguarding concerns, you must report it to the designated person. You do not personally have to believe the concerns in order to raise them, any concerns raised should be taken seriously. See appendix F for indicators of abuse to help.
     

  2. Response
    No report or concerns about possible abuse should be ignored. Your main role here is to listen and record with no judgments or leading questions; use open questions to gather factual details – when did it take place, who said what, what happened. You must stay calm and not let the learner know if you feel panicked or shocked. Do not make any promises about what will happen next, but only that you will pass it onto the designated person within GLP, and that we will do everything we can to help. It is good practice to show support and reassurance but be mindful to maintain a situation where you do not put yourself at risk. It would also be useful to have information regarding current agency support – i.e. have the police already been informed, is the person receiving local authority, or medical support.

     

  3. Record
    Ensure you record notes of the incident or disclosure as close to the time as possible. The notes should be dated and signed where possible. The notes should detail what you saw/heard or what was discussed with an individual, the names of those involved and the time, location and what action you took. Use the disclosure form where possible, but any form of notes will be acceptable.

     

  4. Report
    Report the concerns to the designated person, ensuring you have recorded all details as above. This communication can be face to face, via email, or phone call followed up by email. All communication and documents will remain confidential between the designated person and the individual that has reported it unless the designated person deems it appropriate to take further action and involve other agencies.

     

  5. Referral
    The designated person will then take the decision of what course of action should be taken. Only the designated person should be taking the decision to make referrals outside of the organisation.

Domestic Abuse signal

Victims of domestic abuse who need to show they are in danger but can't speak can use a hand signal to highlight their distress to someone over video chat or face to face.

The sign is as below:

Key links

           YPAS (Young Persons Advisory Service)

           www.ypas.org.uk

           

          Samaritans

           www.samaritans.org

          Tel 116 123

          jo@samaritans.org

          Frank?

           www.talktofrank.com

          0300 1236600

          Domestic Abuse

          https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

           Faith Abuse          

           https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-action-plan-to-tackle-child-abuse-linked-to-faith-or-belief

Key Contacts

 

Lead Designated Officer

Harvey Parsons

safeguarding@glptraining.co.uk

01905 670889

Additional Designated Officers

All can be contacted on safeguarding@glptraining.co.uk

 

Louise Lowe – Administration – Adult 3

Eleanor Wise – EPA– Adult +Child 3

Maurice Barnett – Compliance Officer – Adult 3

Lorraine Parsons – Finance & HR - Adult 3

Caroline Williams – Curriculum – Adult +Child 3

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