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Teacher - Help with a student

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Iris2212 Mon 09-Dec-19 21:55:18

Earlier today I had a student basically have a breakdown and had to go home. When speaking to him, I found out that the school had previously known that he had self-harmed and has had multiple breakdowns in class but nothing was done. No support has been offered. I want to help him but don't know what to do. Would other staff members get into trouble about not doing something beforehand?

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Elodie2019 Mon 09-Dec-19 22:15:23

You do not get personally involved.

You can listen and support but
your school has a safeguarding team and you must report all incidents like this to your School's dedicated child protection officer.

Are you sure you're a teacher?
Have you done safeguarding training?

Elodie2019 Mon 09-Dec-19 22:17:09

If they don't act, you log & repeat ad infinitum.

Iris2212 Tue 10-Dec-19 07:20:03


I am a teacher etc. The thing that is concerning me is the fact no one has done anything before about it.

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Elodie2019 Tue 10-Dec-19 11:38:41

Are you sure you're not the parent?

A teacher wouldn't be asking this.
It's standard safeguarding. As a teacher you KNOW to report concerns to the CP lead.

Schools have a strict protocol to follow if students are observed behaving in a certain way or if they disclose information regarding their welfare to a teacher.

BalsamicVin Tue 10-Dec-19 11:41:11

Mmm I agree, every teacher knows there are safeguarding procedures in place. Surely you'd know what to do from your safeguarding training??

Iris2212 Tue 10-Dec-19 16:00:46

I probably worded my original comments wrong. I know what I should do about the child, but I don't know what to do about the other members of staff who knew but did follow procedure. Why wouldn't they?

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NeverDropYourMoonCup Tue 10-Dec-19 16:08:33

You can't know they didn't follow procedure.

A crusade isn't going to help anybody.

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