Clear and robust reporting and investigation procedures, which are fully understood by all representatives of an organisation are essential to ensuring good safeguarding standards both in terms of mitigation as well as response.
Our Top Three Recommendations
- Section 6 of Bond’s Understanding Safeguarding Culture provides indicators around Reporting
- OSCR’s Notifiable Events - watch the video below to find out about reporting safeguarding incidents to the Scottish Charity Regulator
- 20 Core Elements: A Toolkit to Strengthen Safeguarding Report-Handling: Bond’s reporting toolkit helps organisations devise their own effective report-handling processes.
OSCR’s Notifiable Events: As the independent regulator and registrar for Scotland’s charities, OSCR requires all charities registered in Scotland to notify them of any safeguarding incidents. Watch our video extract from one of our safeguarding webinars above, to see OSCR’s Head of Engagement Jude Turbine advise on the reporting of ‘Notifiable Events’, which includes safeguarding incidents. For more details see OSCR Guidance on Keeping vulnerable beneficiaries safe.
20 Core Elements: A Toolkit to Strengthen Safeguarding Report-Handling: Bond’s reporting toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help organisations put together their own effective report-handling processes, and to produce an accompanying flowchart of their process.
Section 6 of Bond’s Understanding Safeguarding Culture tool provides indicators around Reporting
Reporting: Module 2 of Interaction’s Course Materials for Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (pdf): This training resource from Interaction consisting of session plan, handouts & facilitator’s guide is designed to help trainers/facilitators convey the importance of having a well-functioning reporting system, introduce your own system and think through barriers to reporting. Mainly aimed at staff, it also contains suggestions on how to modify to use with communities. See here for Interaction’s full Course Materials
Community Based Complaints Mechanisms: Module 3 of Interaction’s Course Materials for Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (pdf): As above, this training resource consists of session plan, handouts & facilitator’s guide, for trainers/facilitators to help participants develop a basic understanding of the elements that make up a community-based complaints mechanism. Again, mainly aimed at staff but with suggestions on how to modify to use with communities. See here for Interaction’s full Course Materials
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