Responding to Concerns
We ensure and emphasise that everyone in our organisation understands and knows how to share any concerns immediately with the Lead or Deputy for Safeguarding.
If you are worried about the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk because
- you have seen something
- someone says they have been abused
- somebody else has told you they are concerned
- there has been an allegation against a colleague
- there has been an anonymous allegation
- an adult has disclosed that they were abused as a child
- a child, young person or adult say they are abusing someone else
Check out the Reporting Concerns policy for guidance. Talk to the Lead or Deputy for Safeguarding without delay. If they are implicated then report to Additional Senior Lead.
If someone is in immediate danger call 999 or report concerns to security if at a venue.
If you are at an event or in a school/college, report any concerns to the lead contact on site, as well as your main contact at CoppaFeel!.
CoppaFeel! staff must listen to the report and record all the details down carefully in the Reporting A Concern Incident form. Remember to include the date and your name/job role.
The Lead, Deputy or Additional Senior Lead should assess the report and refer the concern to the relevant adult or children’s social care service and/or the Police and follow up the referral in writing within 24 hours where necessary.
Under “whistle blowing”, anyone can refer directly to the police or social care services and all relevant authorities, when they are concerned the organisation is not managing safeguarding concerns appropriately
Always report any concerns to your main contact at CoppaFeel!. If they are unavailable, please contact email@example.com or the main office on 02074074597.