The highest priority is given to ensure that safeguarding provision with our Social and Vocational services is of high quality and supports learning.  Senior managers take a strong lead, with responsibility and accountability for safeguarding arrangements identified clearly and at a senior level.

Safeguarding is about doing whatever you can to make sure children, young people and adults are looked after properly, kept safe and protected from harm.

Examples of safeguarding and welfare issues include:

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Self-Harm
  • Neglect
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts/Mental health
  • Pregnancy
  • Homelessness
  • Substance Misuse
  • Radicalisation
  • Sexual exploitation

Our Social and Vocational services ensure that they follow and adhere to key safeguarding legalisation for both children and adults.

Our services work in partnership with parents/carers, advocates, the local safeguarding board and all staff that there is clarity and understanding of the Society’s robust and comprehensive safeguarding policy including its whistle blowing procedures.


eSafety

The ever changing world of technology creates opportunities, including challenges for service users, we will ensure that service users are confident in the safe use of technology.

Service users use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning programmes. All of our services operates a responsive eSafety policy, PCs are connected to a protected network which prevents unsafe accessibility to inappropriate material. Support arrangements are tailored around the individual assessed needs of service users.

We have listed some links to below which contain useful information and advice on the subject of e-safety:

  • Think U Know- containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Internet Safety Zone- Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.
  • Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All- lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet
  • Safer Internet Day 2015

Prevent and Fundamental British Values

We firmly recognise our duty to protect service users from indoctrination into any form of extreme ideology which may lead to the harm of themselves or others. This is particularly important due to the open access to electronic information through the internet and mobile enabled devices.

We safeguard service users, and staff, educating them on the appropriate use of social media and the dangers of downloading, viewing and distributing inappropriate material, which is illegal under the County-Terrorism Act.

Our Social and Vocational provision vets all visitors carefully and takes appropriate action if any individual or groups are perceived to be attempting to influence members of our community either physically or electronically.

Our services ensure that the ‘Fundamental British Values’ are embedded within the programmes. 

Fundemental British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of these with different faiths and beliefs

Our Prevent Single Point of Contact for Social and Vocational Services is: Grainger Simpson (Operations Manager)

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Grainger Simpson (Operations Manager)

[email protected]  

0191 3713010