Our commitment to safeguarding
MeeTwo has been developed to improve the wellbeing of children aged 13 - 18. We believe the best way to support young people with mild to moderate anxieties or concerns is to empower them to support each other in a safe moderated environment with additional help from supportive professionals who can assess any potential risk of harm and take steps behind the scenes to direct the young person to appropriate support.
Safeguarding the wellbeing of young people is fundamental to our approach. We aim to both protect users from harm and ensure that their right to confidentiality is properly upheld, in keeping with the law and good practice guidance.
While most of our users simply need a little extra advice or support, some are more vulnerable. We have procedures in place to safeguard the welfare of all our users in line with our commitment to enabling young people to be curious, open and ask difficult questions without harm or fear of reprisal.
The presence of counsellors, advisors and trained moderators in the MeeTwo team enables us to work safely and effectively with younger age groups, helping young people to resist peer pressure, identify where they may be at risk, build their self esteem and develop positive personal relationships.
The MeeTwo App incorporates a sophisticated system for monitoring and tracking potential safeguarding risks. The system is based on best practices used in secondary schools. This enables us to spot patterns of concern as well as issues that must be dealt with immediately.
Our commitment to confidentiality
Young people have told us that confidentiality is one of their top concerns when seeking answers to private or personal questions or problems. Perceived lack of confidentiality significantly deters young people from seeking support and advice from teachers, peers, parents or support agencies.
Upholding young people’s right to confidentiality, except when they are at risk of serious harm, is a crucial factor in supporting young people’s access to high quality confidential services that can promote wellbeing. It encourages the development of a relationship of trust that enables young people to talk freely and honestly about their situation. This enables their peers to provide personalised support and enables the moderators to assess whether the individuals are at risk of harm and take appropriate steps to safeguard their well-being.
MeeTwo recognises legal restrictions such as the age of consent or the use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs and where appropriate we will offer guidance and support on health and safety. However, in line with our confidentiality policy, we would not necessarily refer young people to the authorities unless we felt that they were at risk of harming themselves or others.