What do I do if…?
If a young person tells you they are being abused, you must:
1. Allow them to speak without interruption, and accept what they say
2. Be understanding and reassuring – do not give your opinion
3. Tell them you will try to help but must pass the information on
4. Write careful notes of what was said using the actual words
5. Include the time and date and full names of those involved
If you are concerned about the welfare of a young person or there is a concern, complaint or allegation about an adult or yourself inside of MRC
1. Tell your appointed MRC Safeguarding person immediately
2. Write careful notes of what you witnessed, heard or were told
3. Include the time and date and full names of those involved
4. Sign and pass your notes to your MRC Safeguarding person immediately it is your duty to report ALL safeguarding concerns as a matter of urgency following the correct process.
If a young person is at immediate risk of significant harm call 999 and request Police. Advise the MRC Safeguarding person immediately
You must refer any concern or complaint to your MRC Safeguarding person immediately as a matter of urgency. DO NOT investigate it yourself.
If you are in any doubt about what to do, contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email@example.com