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Safeguarding: Managing disclosures following lockdown

As schools re-open to all pupils, staff will be on the look-out for a range of safeguarding issues. Elizabeth Rose looks at how we must handle disclosures in the weeks ahead

Almost all children are now expected to be in school every day and with that comes a host of safeguarding challenges.

Thinking about ways to proactively safeguard children means that we can source help for them more quickly and building this into our safeguarding approach using our past experiences will mean that children are well-supported during these first transition weeks and beyond.

What can we expect?

Drawing on experiences from last year, we can expect that a significant number of children will come into school and seek help for issues that have happened during the national lockdown, including abuse and neglect.

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