Raising Safeguarding Concerns Protocol

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This protocol is a draft. It has not yet been accepted as protocol and may be incorrect or poorly cited. Please do not use this in your work until it has been accepted.

Please see #protocols on Slack to discuss this protocol further.

If anyone (young person or adult) within QueerCare has a safeguarding concern, they can speak to any of the Safeguarding Leads or Deputies (whoever they feel most comfortable talking to). They can do this by DMing them on Slack (Leads: slack names of leads; Deputies: slack names of deputies), Signal or via email (Leads: leads email; Deputies: deputy email). Alternatively, they can fill in this form (asking for your name, preferred way to contact you, and whether you have a preference of who contacts you); one of the leads or deputies will then contact them.

The Safeguarding leads and deputy leads will then follow the ‘How Safeguarding Leads and Deputy Leads Respond To Safeguarding Concerns’ protocol.