Safeguarding means ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our learners.
At Together Training this means ensuring our polices and processes promote and protect learner wellbeing and that while you are on programme, we teach you about the types of risk facing modern day British citizens.
This includes cyber risks, mental and physical health information, risks of radicalisation or grooming and much more.
Our dedicated safeguarding officers provide:
Direct support to learners with a range of issues that have already caused, or could cause, harm
Making sure all staff are aware how to support learners and raise concerns
Ensuring all staff understand the symptoms of (amongst others) radicalisation / child abuse / neglect / modern slavery, so we can spot risks
We work with third parties to protect our learners – offering emergency and long term support
Monitoring children & Adults at Risk who are the subject of safeguarding concerns
Maintaining accurate and secure child or vulnerable adult protection records
Prevent is part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy.
At Together Training , this means we teach our staff and learners about the 4 British values: Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and respect and tolerance.
We also work with Prevent partners to identify people at risk of being or causing terror related harm.
• Together Training recognises that radicalisation is another form of grooming – i.e. a safeguarding issue
• Together Training holds safeguarding at the heart of its policies processes and values, because of this:
• Together Training embraces Prevent as a way of saving peoples lives
• Your tutors will speak to you about radicalisation and spotting the signs
Emotional and mental wellbeing is an important component of successful learning.
Understanding how to protect your mental health and promoting emotional wellbeing is part of modern British citizenship.
Providing safeguarding officers
Providing emergency support via trained safeguarding officers
Providing signposting to local, National and charitable services relevant to learner needs
Supporting learners with Wellbeing Resources
Our fully trained Safeguarding Team are available to offer advice and guidance to ensure that anyone at risk is given the right support. If apprentices are finding life during training or at home difficult, they don’t feel safe or they have a concern about someone else, our Safeguarding team is available to help.
PREVENT DUTY AND BRITISH VALUES
Context and Scope
Together Training has a legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all their apprentices and to ensure that they operate within the law. The Prevent Duty is a government strategy and was introduced to safeguard communities against the threat of extremism, radicalisation and terrorism and for the promotion of British Values.
Duty of Care:
Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on educational establishments to have “due regard to the needs to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This is not about preventing apprentices from having political and religious views or concerns but supporting them to use or act on their views and concerns in a non-extremist way.
Definitions with the Prevent Duty and British Values
Ideology: A set of beliefs.
Extremism: Defined by the Government as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs".
Radicalisation: The process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies.
Terrorism: A violent act against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause.
British Values: British values are defined as democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different religions.
Concerns and Identifying possible warning signs:
Signs of vulnerability may include:
Loneliness or isolation
Changes to a family situation/family tensions
Possible warning signs may include:
Progressive changes in behaviour - such as significantly changing appearance, changing peer/friendship groups
Argumentative and unwilling to listen
Unwilling to engage with those of different race, religion, gender etc
Accessing extremist material, showing sympathy to extremist views or behaviour
If you are worried or concerned about your Apprentice, please contact ours Safeguarding Team immediately on Safeguarding contact list
Once we have investigated concerns, the Safeguarding Lead would determine the most appropriate course of action and may refer to Channel.
What is Channel?
Channel is a programme that provides support to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or extremism. It is a supportive approach and operates in the pre- criminal space. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:
Identifying individuals at risk
Assessing the nature and extent of the risk
Developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned
We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously - If you have any concerns, please contact us