Talking about abuse can be really stressful. If someone comes to you for help, they need to feel safe and supported. They need to be heard, and their disclosure needs to be taken seriously. Managing a safeguarding disclosure is all about handling concerns about abuse sensitively and effectively. Anyone could be trusted with a disclosure, particularly if your job involves close contact with children or vulnerable adults. If you find yourself in this position, you have a responsibility to respond appropriately and do what you can to prevent any further harm.
- Recognise how to support people’s feelings so they feel safe and comfortable talking about abuse
- Identify appropriate responses for a safe disclosure
- Demonstrate how to record and report a disclosure effectively
Why take this course?
This course is for people who work with children or vulnerable adults, or anyone else who wants to be approachable and supportive to victims of abuse. Knowing how to support someone when they decide to make a disclosure is a vital part of safeguarding because it’s the first step to getting help.
Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required).