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Responding to safeguarding concerns

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One of the designated safeguarding leads main responsibilities will be receiving, assessing and managing any safeguarding concerns. However these pages can also be used by anyone who is managing a concern in their organisation.

You will need to know your local processes for the assessment and referral of safeguarding concerns. It’s a good idea to look up your local safeguarding children and safeguarding adults teams and read their guidance on reporting safeguarding concerns alongside our guides.

As well as finding out about the local processes, it’s useful to identify other organisations or services in your area and nationally that can help with safeguarding concerns as you develop your procedures.

Page last edited Jun 21, 2021

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