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Safeguarding referral procedures

Learn what to do about concerns for a child, young person or adult at risk at the University of Bradford.

This page serves as appendix C of the University of Bradford Safeguarding Policy & Procedures.

Safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk

The following steps should be followed where there are concerns relating to a child, young person or adult at risk:

Where there is perceived to be immediate risk to life or of serious harm, the issue should be reported to the Emergency Services. University Security and the University Designated Safeguarding Officer/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer should be notified immediately that the report has been made.

If you are told...

If a child, young person or adult at risk tells a member of the University about possible abuse, harm or mistreatment:

  • listen carefully and stay calm
  • make sure you have understood the matter under discussion, clarifying points if necessary
  • reassure the individual that by telling you, they have done the right thing
  • inform the individual that you must pass on the information now but only to those who need to know; inform them who you are going to tell
  • take a note of the main points of conversation including names, times, dates, etc, together with any injuries observed
  • report the conversation immediately to the University Designated Safeguarding Officer/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer.

If you have concerns...

If a member of the University has concerns that a child, young person or adult at risk is at risk of possible abuse, harm or mistreatment:

  • take a note of issues leading to the concern
  • report the concern immediately to the University Designated Safeguarding Officer/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Reporting of concerns relating to vulnerability to radicalisation

Where there is perceived to be an immediate threat to life or of serious harm, the issue should be reported to the Emergency Services. University Security and the University Designated Safeguarding Officer/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer should be notified immediately that the report has been made.

Staff who have a concern that a member of staff or a student may be vulnerable to radicalisation:

  • take a note of issues leading to the concern
  • report the concern immediately to the University Designated Safeguarding Officer/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Safeguarding key contacts

A key list of Safeguarding Contacts is available, including the University’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

If you have any queries about the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for the University of Bradford, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or email safeguarding@bradford.ac.uk.