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How do you leave work at work?
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VorpalSword · 21/05/2021 17:25

Had a safeguarding disclosure today (all passed on and recorded).

How do you leave it at work?

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watingroom2 · 21/05/2021 18:53

Distract yourself - go do something that consumes your mind so there is no space for the disclosure -

It's horrid when it comes with you...

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LolaSmiles · 21/05/2021 20:20

I find acknowledging it helps, so I come home acknowledge something rough happened to DH (but no detail), then sit down and have a cup of tea or distract myself because I've done the appropriate things and the relevant people will be doing their jobs.

There are some disclosures that play on my mind, but I explicitly remind myself that I am not responsible for the actions of another adult; I am responsible of mine and I have done my part to safeguard the child, just like others in the chain will.

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VorpalSword · 22/05/2021 20:25

Thank you, I had an early night and distracted myself with planning half term sewing.

I think this is one that will stay with me but at least I have done my part.

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LolaSmiles · 22/05/2021 22:19

I'm glad you had a reasonable night.
A counsellor I know said that teachers were the top, or one of the top, groups they work with. Part of that is workplace culture and part is the emotional strain the job places. If you feel it might be helpful or it's still playing on your mind in weeks or months time, one option might be to speak to someone outside.
In my former line of work we used to have weekly supervisions to discuss things like this. It surprises me that teaching doesn't have this sort of culture.

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