We take safeguarding seriously and recognise that everyone has a responsibility to report concerns around safeguarding safely and appropriately.
The Training Now safeguarding team
Any concerns can be reported by telephone or email to a member of our safeguarding team:
Safeguarding is about having an awareness of what constitutes harm and having access to a process which tackles this.
Harm can come in many forms; our role is to educate all those that we come into contact with about how to spot harm and how to access help; either for themselves or a person at risk.
All our apprentices and learners receive safeguarding support and are educated within this area throughout their learning journeys.
The themes we safeguard against, include (but are not exclusive to):
- Psychological or emotional
- Neglect or acts of omission
- Domestic violence
- Modern slavery
- Self neglect
- Child trafficking
- Female genital mutilation
- Cyber bullying
- Forced marriage
- Sexual exploitation
- County lines
- Homelessness highlighted as vulnerability
- Peer-on-peer abuse
The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of the government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.
The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. In the Act this has simply been expressed as the need to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Terrorism is an action or threat designed to influence the government or intimidate the public. Its purpose is to advance a political, religious or ideological cause. The current UK definition of terrorism is given in the Terrorism Act 2006.
In the UK we define terrorism as a violent action that:
- Endangers a person’s life, other than that of the person committing the action
- Involves serious violence against a person
- Causes serious damage to property
- Creates a serious risk to the public’s health and safety
- Interferes with or seriously disrupts an electronic system
It’s important to remember that not all extremist groups, whether Islamist, far-right or other, will commit terrorist or violent acts. However, some groups pose particular threats, both online and offline.
Safeguarding, online safety and Prevent are important elements of all aspects of Training Now’s activities and the safety of our apprentices and learners is of the utmost importance to us.
We are committed to providing an environment that values our apprentices, learners, visitors and staff.
We work with Local Safeguarding partners in the areas that we teach in order to ensure that our policies and procedures follow local best practice.
Please read our safeguarding policy and prevent policy and procedures for more information.
At Training Now we take our responsibility very seriously to safeguard the welfare of all our apprentices, learners, staff and visitors.
The steps we have taken to ensure that our safeguarding practice is robust and include:
- Ensuring that safe recruitment practices are followed when employing all staff
- A safeguarding culture is actively promoted within Training Now – incidents of bullying, intimidation, harassment and abuse will be taken seriously and acted upon
- A safeguarding team comprising of an experienced and trained safeguarding lead and two experienced and trained safeguarding officers
- All Governors and staff receive regular training on safeguarding and Prevent
- Visitors, volunteers, employers and partners of Training Now are made aware of the safeguarding procedures and their responsibilities towards our apprentices and learners. All staff wear a lanyard ensuring they are easily identifiable
- All apprentices receive an induction and information on safeguarding and know what to do if they have any concerns
- Apprentices receive regular welfare calls from the safeguarding team to ensure they are aware of the support available to them
- Regular checks are carried out pertaining to specific risks in the different areas that we provide teaching and learning
- Immediate access to a Safeguarding Officer is available to all students and staff.