Dealing with a disclosure

As a professional working with vulnerable children and families, you may find yourself in a situation where a child wants to tell you what has been going on for them. Approaching such situations correctly will mean that the child feels supported and that the integrity of the information is maintained should there need to be a police investigation. This page considers key principles for dealing with a disclosure.

No matter what experiences you have had both in your professional life and personal life, dealing with a disclosure from a child can be difficult.  If however you can keep the key principles below in mind, then the process can become easier.