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Whistle blowing

ANYONE who is concerned about the safety of a child, young person or vulnerable adult who their organisation is working with should always • report their concerns within the safeguarding policy of the organisation, • follow whistle blowing process - if they don't feel their report was taken seriously.

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Safeguarding emergency contacts are given on www.WestKentYMCA.org.uk/safe and our > Contact us pages

If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 999 straight away.
Please also tell an adult you trust who will be able to help you

Other contacts / advice for SAFEGUARDING - CHILD PROTECTION - PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

[see next section below for whistle blowing]

  1. Contact the safeguarding lead / named worker in the school, church, hospital, club, charity - contacts should be on display on posters or their website
  2. Contact ThirtyOne:Eight on info@thirtyoneeight.org or call 0303 003 1111 for advice and 24/7 helpline - support for victims/survivors, organisations, workers or see www.thirtyoneeight.org 
  3. If you are aged 18 or under please call CHILDLINE ON 0800 1111   www.childline.org.uk 
    or see other contact options HERE > www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline
  4. NSPCC  If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support, call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk or see www.nspcc.org.uk   
  5. IF you are a professional needing to whistleblow see advice below...
  6. KCC Duty Team call 03000 411111 or 03000 419191 [out of hours] to speak to an adviser who will arrange for you to talk to a social worker
  7. Kent Police Child Abuse Team - call 01622 690 690
  8. CEOP - advice and to report concerns / possible crime or harm via the internet www.ceop.police.uk  | www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk | www.facebook.com/NCA |   www.thinkuknow.co.uk 
  9. On line safety advice www.getsafeonline.org |   www.thinkuknow.co.uk 
  10. Child Sexual Exploitation [CSE] download and display posters with contact details >
      CSE Poster - child    CSE Poster 2

WHISTLEBLOWING ADVICE

  1. Protect - We advise anyone who feels they may need to make a Whistleblowing report to do so quickly as it is vital to reduce the risks of harm, exploitation, discrimination, fraud, crime, victimisation etc but you should always seek free support and legal advice from Protect - formerly Public Concern at Work - on 020 3117 2520 [option 1] or see www.protect-advice.org.uk or email whistle@protect-advice.org.uk 

  2. ThirtyOne:Eight HELPLINE on info@thirtyoneeight.org or call 0303 003 1111 for advice and 24/7 helpline - support for workers or see www.thirtyoneeight.org 

  3. NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled in their own or another organisation.  If you think an organisation is putting children at risk, even if you're not certain, call them today to talk through your concerns.  A chat with your partner or a mate about your concerns won’t change anything but a chat with NSPCC can change a child’s life. Call 0800 028 0258 or email help@nspcc.org.uk or see https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/whistleblowing-advice-line 

www.WestKentYMCA.org.uk/safe 

 Safeguarding contacts /poster  .Safeguarding commitment (2 pages)