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Safeguarding & Radicalisation
Training Now is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment for both staff and learners. Safeguarding is important to Training Now, and is taken seriously, acted upon quickly and appropriately. Training now understands that all staff play a vital role in safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. Training Now will promote opportunities to ensure achieve their potential while preventing harm and abuse. All children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse and harm. Confidentiality will be upheld in line with Data Protection Act 1998. Our safeguarding strategy is also aligns with our compliance with the Governments prevent strategy
Under the children Act 1989, a child is anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday.
Adult at Risk
“Someone aged 18 or over who is or maybe in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age of illness and who is, or maybe, unable to take care of him or herself or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation” (No secrets, department of Health 2000)
“A violation of individuals human or civil rights by any other person or persons which result in significant harm” (department of Health 2000)
Any persons in need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect. Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Abuse of Trust
A relationship of trust is one in which one person is in a position of power or influence over the other person because of their work or the nature of their activity. (Multi agency safeguarding adult’s policy 2011 pg 23) Training Now shall consider abusive trust as significant harm and shall be considered as gross mis conduct.
Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups. (Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales, issued on 12th March 2015 and revised on 16th July 2015, definition) Although there is no typical profile of a person likely to be become extremism, or when they move to adopt violence in support of their particular ideology. Training Now staff will use their professional judgement and discussions with other colleagues and/or external partners of they have any concerns. Training Now staff annual training and refreshers on reporting and behavioural indicators.
Training Now takes safeguarding seriously to ensure that children, young people and adults at risk are protected from harm; and is committed to working together with the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board; and Dorset Safeguarding Adults Board and complying with their procedures.
It is not Training Now’s responsibility to investigate abuse. However Training Now do have a duty of care to act upon suspicion if a child or adult is likely to suffer significant harm or has suffered to notify the appropriate agencies so they can investigate, intervene and take appropriate action.
The Training Director will be responsible for overseeing that Training Now implements the safeguarding strategy policies and procedures effectively.
Training Now has a dedicated safeguarding officer who has the responsibility to deliver the safeguarding strategy policy and procedures. The safeguarding officer will also hold the responsibility for attending local safeguarding conferences, Training Now will report to the board for challenge any safeguarding matters arising on a quarterly basis and will form part of the senior management monthly agenda.
Training Now will ensure all new employees comply with the DBS policy and all appropriate checks are carried out.
Training Now will ensure that all staff are appropriately trained to understand what constitutes as a safeguarding or welfare concern and how report the concern. Training Now will provide continued CPD to support this awareness that is aligned with our mandatory duty surrounding the Governments Counter Terrorism Security Act 2015.
Training Now will ensure that all learners are aware of the safeguarding policy, that the workbook is completed and know who they can speak to if they have any concerns regarding welfare and wellbeing.
Training Now will use their training sessions, progress reviews, website and social media to positively deliver messages about safeguarding including: healthy relationships, personal safety, e safety and healthy living.
Reporting a concern
It is important that you do not pass on any information to any other parties other than the safeguarding officer, or try to investigate the concern yourself.
Detailed Procedure for dealing with Safeguarding Concerns
Signs of abuse can be difficult to spot, as can a learner trying to find the right language to tell you about a concern. If you have any concerns over the welfare of the learner from what you have seen, heard, discussed with the learner or you have noticed changes in their behaviour which cause you safeguarding concerns, you must report it to the designated person. You do not personally have to believe the concerns in order to raise them, any concerns raised should be taken seriously.
No report or concerns about possible abuse should be ignored. Your main role here is to listen and record with no judgements or leading questions; use open question to gather factual details – when did it take place, who said what, what happened. You must stay calm and not let the learner know if you feel panicked or shocked. Do not make any promises about what will happen next, but only that you will pass it onto the designated person within Lifetime, and that we will do everything we can to help. It is good practice to show support and reassurance but be mindful to maintain a situation where you do not put yourself at risk. It would also be useful to have information regarding current agency support – i.e. have the police already been informed, is the person receiving local authority or medical support.
Ensure you record notes of the incident or disclosure as close to the time as possible. The notes should be dated and signed where possible. The notes should detail what you saw/heard or what was discussed with an individual, the names of those involved and the time, location and what action you took. Use the disclosure form where possible, but any form of notes will be acceptable.
Report the concerns to the designated person, ensuring you have recorded all details as above. This communication can be face to face, via email, or phone call followed up by email. All communication and documents will remain confidential between the designated person and individual that has reported it, unless the designated person deems it appropriate to take further action and involve other agencies.
The designated person will then take the decision of what course of action should be taken. Only the designated person should be taking the decision to make referrals outside of the organisation.
The Designated Senior Person with responsibility for Safeguarding at the College is Scott Jones; Lead Quality Assurer. If you have any concerns or are presented with an issue that might relate to Child / At Risk Adult Protection, please contact Scott Jones in confidence
Training Now is fully committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment. We help safeguard the welfare of our learners and staff and protect them from harm, ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support them.
If you would like to talk to someone or would like further information, please contact: