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National Fostering Group operates a whistleblowing process which enables anyone to raise concerns directly with a member of the executive team or via SafeCall.

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is your business.

  • If you have concerns, immediately speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within your school or home.
  • Write your concerns down and pass them to the DSL. Do not attempt to investigate. Provide support where appropriate.
  • If you believe someone is at risk of immediate harm, dial 999 and ask for the police. 
  • Always refer to your services own safeguarding procedure.

Speak up – never assume somebody else will.

Make sure you know where to access the safeguarding policy and who your Designated Safeguarding Lead is.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead will:

  • Provide support, advice and guidance
  • Ensure that the designated officer (formerly LADO) is notified of all cases where a professional has behaved in a way that has harmed or may have harmed a child.
  • Ensure that a notification is submitted to an inspectorate if this is required.

If you feel you would like to share information in a confidential way, you may also contact Safecall (the National Fostering Group Whistleblowing Line) on 0800 915 1571 or report online at Safecall.

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