Initial disclosure: safeguarding scenarios

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Test whether your staff know how to react to an initial disclosure.

Last reviewed on 27 October 2022
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Initial disclosure - scenario 1
Initial disclosure - scenario 2

Use these scenarios with your staff to test their:

  • Understanding of how to handle a safeguarding situation
  • Knowledge of your procedures

There are:

  • 2 scenarios within each document - 1 aimed at primary schools and the other for secondary schools. Delete the scenario that doesn't apply to your phase
  • 2 versions of each document - 1 with prompts for how staff should respond (with answers), and one without (no answers)

If you send a scenario to staff by email, make sure you use the version with no answers, and change the file name to avoid giving too much away.

If you use a scenario at a staff briefing, make sure you give staff the version without the highlighted answer text.

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