What is it?
Concerns and allegations about a child who is, or may be, at risk need to be documented. Concerns can be raised in a number of ways; it’s important that the information is listened to, and that we don’t put words into the child’s/person’s mouth.
Please do not interrogate the person coming forward with information, and never make promises you cannot keep e.g. not to tell anyone else.
For more information on how to respond to a disclosure please read this page.
This form should include
- Source and nature of the allegation
- Details of the victim
- Details of the subject of concern
- Details of who was notified
Tip: please remember that you are not alone in this. If you are unsure at any point please contact any of the following:
- Parish safeguarding rep
- Diocesan safeguarding team
- Westminster Youth Ministry team