Independent Insight magazine: A safeguarding scenario
This article was published in iExcellence’s Independent Insight, a magazine focusing on the broad strategic and financial issues to support independent schools which features specialist insight from sector experts. The full article is available here.
You receive a phone call from a colleague saying that a school trip has just returned and a parent has made a serious allegation about the behaviour of one of the teachers towards their child.
The teacher was responsible for taking a group of Year 9 students to the south of France. Shortly after the phone call from the parent, their daughter came into the colleague’s office to discuss some homework and then broke down in tears explaining that her French teacher had taken her out for walks in the evening during the trip, touched her inappropriately (albeit he says it was an accident) and had been sending social media messages with sexual innuendos to her.
As with all heads, safeguarding is one of your highest priorities, including ensuring that the school has in place and adheres to effective safeguarding policies and procedures that comply with relevant legislation and guidance.
How should you react?
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