Do students in post-16 education trust the reporting process?

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Data from the NUS showed us that 87% of harassment cases are happening out of the classroom.

This got us thinking about how employees can be expected to help students if they don’t know what’s going on in their lives? We conducted research through surveys and focus groups, and here’s what we found…

Safeguarding students in schools covers a range of activity, all dealing with the protection of student wellbeing, health, development and safety. Safeguarding is the legal duty that education providers have to keep students safe from harm and abuse, and encompasses any action taken to recognise, reduce or eliminate the challenges impacting students.

If you’re only route to understanding the state of student wellbeing in school is through your safeguarding practice, you’re possibly painting an incomplete picture.

Without students also disclosing their experiences and asking for support you’re likely missing key information in how behaviours are experienced by your learners.

But if students don’t trust that their disclosures will be handled correctly, they won’t speak up.

Anonymous reporting is just one of the ways out reporting tool encourages students to speak up and creates an environment of trust. The insights and data gleaned from anonymous reports has helped numerous institutions build trust amongst their student community.

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