Recording Child Protection Concerns: Why You Need a Digital System

In this blog, we examine the many benefits of using a digital, online safeguarding system to record and manage all safeguarding and child protection concerns, compared to outdated paper files and systems.

At The Safeguarding Company, we believe an organisation is doing safeguarding to the best of its ability when they use a secure, digital platform to record and manage all child protection concerns.  

Here are the features and benefits of using MyConcern to record, report and manage all child protection concerns. 


Simple, Secure Recording and Case Management 

MyConcern is an intuitive platform for recording incidents and tracking case management. The digital system means you are free from the risks associated with paper-based solutions which can become lost or damaged. 

Each staff member can have their own secure login and can easily record and manage their child protection concerns on any web-enabled device, removing the challenge of paper files being stored in multiple locations.  The system is easy to use, and our award-winning customer support team are always happy to offer a helping hand if needed. 

"MyConcern gives me peace of mind that all the information I need to protect students has been accurately recorded and I can access this securely at any time. It has definitely saved me hours and hours of my time!” – Alka Maher, School Counsellor,ACS International School Doha 

Customised Reports 

With MyConcern you can generate multiple reports to fit your needs. Report on the whole organisation, a small part of it or even an individual profile. Save and re-use reports and download aggregated data for your governing body. This information is vital when showing the board of management members the child protection concerns within your organisation and helps with the allocating of funding, determining what additional training might be needed and any additional support staff or students may benefit from.  

Saves time and Money 

Using MyConcern to record, report and manage wellbeing concerns has been found to significantly reduce the amount of admin time spent on safeguarding and pastoral record-keeping. 

MyConcern automatically creates robust chronologies, meaning that time spent collating details of case management for weekly safeguarding meetings, case reviews and other investigations can be dramatically scaled down.  

"MyConcern has saved me HOURS and given me confidence that our recording systems are much more robust. I can’t recommend it highly enough!”Amanda Windibank, Assistant Head (Pastoral), Notre Dame 

Customisable To Your Needs 

MyConcern can be completely customised to your organisation’s needs, putting you in control of your safeguarding processes and ensuring that our features meet your requirements. There is a library of over 130 categories of concern that safeguarding leads can use to categorise concerns. As well as a locations function where staff can specify where a concern took place to support your organisation’s understanding of the contextual nature of safeguarding and allow the safeguarding leads to identify locations which present a risk. 

"MyConcern has made a significant impact on our ability to identify and respond to safeguarding needs and issues throughout our group of British International Schools worldwide.” Dawn AkyurekChief Academic Officer, King's Group

Transferrable Electronic Records 

Securely share information with other organisations and other trusted external partners, even those who do not have MyConcern installed. This is extremely useful when needing to get other agencies involved such as An Garda Síochána or Tusla

Posted Date

18th September 2022

Georgia Latief
Marketing Content Manager

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