Clcc Safeguarding Understanding Quiz 2017

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  • 1. 

    Safeguarding is the responsibility of

    • A.

      The Governors

    • B.

      The Governors and SLT

    • C.

      Heads of House, Damian Thurston and Kat Russell

    • D.

      Everyone

    Correct Answer
    D. Everyone
    Explanation
    Everyone in the College has a responsibility

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  • 2. 

    Clarence (a colleague) tells you that he has received texts from a student who has made comments about his appearance and sexually suggestive comments too. What do you do?

    • A.

      Tell him to delete the texts and contact home

    • B.

      Tell him to delete the texts and to tell someone on SLT

    • C.

      Make no comment, write down what you were told, date, time and sign it and give it to the Principal

    • D.

      Tell him to tell someone on SLT straight away

    Correct Answer
    C. Make no comment, write down what you were told, date, time and sign it and give it to the Principal
    Explanation
    There are a number of concerns here. How has the student obtained his number? Has Clarence responded to any of the texts? Why is he telling you?
    The matter needs to be addressed with advice from the Local Authority. It may become a Police matter, particularly if he has responded to any of the texts...there is the potential for him to be charged with grooming.

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  • 3. 

    Barbara is a lady of a certain age and a political activist and comes into school wearing a tee shirt saying, 'Old Labour'. This is a safeguarding concern.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings" (October 2015) states that adults should not promote their political views.

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  • 4. 

    A school trip arrives back at the college at 11pm. One student's parent does not come to collect her. You call the parents who had forgotten about collecting her and have had too much to drink to drive to collect her and are unable to pay for a taxi to take her  home. What do you do?

    • A.

      Take her home yourself, ideally with another colleague in the car.

    • B.

      Insist on the student walking home and that you will call to check she got back ok

    • C.

      Let her walk home and report it in the morning

    • D.

      Arrange for a taxi to collect her and pay for it yourself and try to claim back the money

    Correct Answer
    A. Take her home yourself, ideally with another colleague in the car.
    Explanation
    The safety of the child is the first priority and given the circumstances this is the only way of ensuring the she gets home safely. It would be good practice to write this incident up the following day and given to the DSL.

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  • 5. 

    A student says that they need to tell you something but you have to promise that you will not tell anyone else. Having explained that you cannot do this, the student storms off saying, 'I thought you were different!' What do you do?

    • A.

      Nothing, you don't know anything at this moment in time, it may not be a safeguarding matter

    • B.

      Feel guilty and decide to tell the student that they can tell you and you'll help them

    • C.

      Write down what happened, time, date and sign the piece of paper and give it to a DSL

    • D.

      Email either Kat or Damian about the matter

    Correct Answer
    C. Write down what happened, time, date and sign the piece of paper and give it to a DSL
    Explanation
    It is not your job to investigate. By recording the matter we begin a chain of evidence that could be useful later if the matter involves the police.

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  • 6. 

    During your lesson you overhear a student telling another student that they are meeting someone after school but they have told their parents that they are staying at another friend's house.

    • A.

      Tell the students to shut up and get back on with their work

    • B.

      Tell the students that you are going to have to report the matter.

    • C.

      Write down the matter, date and sign it and give to a DSL

    • D.

      Email the Head of House and Tutor

    Correct Answer
    C. Write down the matter, date and sign it and give to a DSL
    Explanation
    Whilst this may be a matter that is dealt with by a HoH, this could be an issue of grooming and more. There is a clear need for evidence which begins with the referral

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  • 7. 

    You have a child in the school and want to invite a friend around the house. Is this a safeguarding concern?

    • A.

      No, the child is coming around as a result of a friendship between the two children

    • B.

      Yes you work in the school and you should not associate with children outside of the school or school hours

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. No, the child is coming around as a result of a friendship between the two children
    Explanation
    This is a normal event and not a concern. It would be a concern if you had befriended the family to get to know a child better...

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  • 8. 

    One of your tutee's is regularly late and you have noticed that their uniform is not correct. They have never had a tie. What do you do?

    • A.

      Ask the school to buy them a tie

    • B.

      Keep putting them into detention - someone else will pick up this issue

    • C.

      Contact home

    • D.

      Refer the matter to your Head of House

    Correct Answer
    D. Refer the matter to your Head of House
    Explanation
    You would have already contacted home about this matter

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  • 9. 

    You see on a student's work that they have drawn a number of swastikas. Having spoken to them about this it is clear that they did not understand the significance of such a symbol. This matter does not need to be referred to the DSL

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Whilst it may be a one-off incident, we keep all referrals about such matters. It may be that later in their time at the school there are other concerns which would warrant the DSL to make a Prevent referral

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  • 10. 

    Archie is in Year 10 you have noticed that he looks particularly tired every Thursday in your lesson (P1). You notice that he is becoming increasingly moody and petulant. Today he shouts and swears at another student. In your de-escalation he tells you that he has been going out at night and you notice an expensive watch on his wrist. He is not keen to talk about the watch and tries to hide it from you. What do you do?

    • A.

      This is a potential sexual abuse case or a CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and should be referred to the DSL straight away

    • B.

      This might be sexual abuse but you are not sure so decide not to report the matter yet but build up a better relationship with Archie to find out what is going on and then act.

    • C.

      Contact Archie's parents

    • D.

      You accept that students of this age will start to go out and experiment.

    Correct Answer
    A. This is a potential sexual abuse case or a CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and should be referred to the DSL straight away
  • 11. 

    A former student wishes to come into the College for a period of time for some work experience or to help you out in the classroom. You are happy to accommodate them . What, if anything, do I need to do?

    • A.

      It's my classroom and lessons, I don't need to do anything other than ensure that they sign in each day.

    • B.

      Inform the senior line manager for the department once it has been agreed with the HoD.

    • C.

      Inform the DSL that someone would like to come in and arrange for them to have a clear induction before they begin

    • D.

      Get agreement from the HoD and then arrange with the DSL that someone would like to come in and arrange for them to have a clear induction before they begin.

    Correct Answer
    D. Get agreement from the HoD and then arrange with the DSL that someone would like to come in and arrange for them to have a clear induction before they begin.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to get agreement from the Head of Department (HoD) and then arrange with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the former student to come in and have a clear induction before they begin. This ensures that proper protocols are followed and that the former student is properly oriented and prepared for their work experience or classroom assistance.

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  • 12. 

    A student makes a disclosure to you and you are about to teach, in such circumstances you can email the information to DTH and/or KRU

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The information must be given the to DSL in person.

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  • 13. 

    Since your appointment, you have been charged and found guilty of a minor misdemeanour. As it does not involve children you do not have to inform the Principal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You must inform the Principal, failure to do so, may lead to you being dismissed from your post.

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  • 14. 

    You have recently joined a local orchestra/football team.  You realise after a couple of weeks that two Year 13 students are also members of the group. Most of the information is shared via social media, what should you do?

    • A.

      Create a separate account on this social media platform solely for use with your team/orchestra

    • B.

      Add the group to your current social media platform, it's out of school and all above board

    • C.

      Leave the group

    Correct Answer
    A. Create a separate account on this social media platform solely for use with your team/orchestra
    Explanation
    A separate account is the safest method to ensure that your information stays private.

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  • 15. 

    A student makes a serious (although spurious) allegation against you. As a result of the allegation, as a neutral act you are suspended from work. Until this point you were not a member of a professional association, so you quickly join one. They will be able to help you defend yourself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Professional associations are only able to support members who are already part of the association at the time of an alleged incident, joining after the incident will mean that they are unable to support you with this current matter

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