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NSPCC's survey: dealing with disclosures from children and young people

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The NSPCC wants to develop a resource for professionals to help them to deal with disclosures from children and young people. 

Young people have reported that sometimes their disclosures of abuse and neglect went unheard or unnoticed, so NSPCC is taking action to improve children's experiences of disclosures, and they need your help. 

Research has found that children and young people are most likely to disclose to teachers and they are valued as being able to provide much-needed support. NSPCC wants to help teachers and other professionals to take action, so children's experiences of the disclosure process are improved through listening, noticing and helping.

By completing this survey, you can help shape and develop this resource, and help adults take action against abuse.

Disclosures can arise in many ways and to a number of professionals, which is why NSPCC is asking anyone who works directly or indirectly with children and young people to complete this survey. For example, police officers, sports coaches, teachers, school counsellors, school nurses or anyone else who works in a school, social workers, GPs, health visitors, foster carers, adoptive parents or anyone involved with children through the family court system.

You can complete the survey here, and please do share this survey with anyone you think may be interested. The survey will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete, and all submissions are anonymous. The survey closes on Sunday 25 March 2018. If you have any questions or queries about the project, you can contact Cecile Gwilym (

First published 05 February 2018