Keeping all apprentices, employers, and staff safe

If you have any concerns about your safeguarding, wellbeing or have any concerns about someone’s safety or involvement in extremism or terrorist actions then please contact us immediately by:

Contacting your tutor/assessor, or our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Office Hours
Emergency contact
details are:


Aaron Savva

Mobile: 01332 738625

Email: info@bluelionta.com

Out of Office
Emergency contact
details are:


Harj Dhanjal

Mobile: 07970 748019

Email: info@bluelionta.com

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding refers to the process, practice and culture embedded within an organisation to create a safe environment where children, young people and adults at risk are free from all form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding is an all-encompassing term used to describe many aspects of keeping our apprentices and learners safe, which includes:

  • neglect
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • bullying, including online bullying and prejudice-based bullying
  • racist, disability and homophobic or transphobic abuse
  • gender-based violence/violence against women and girls or men and boys
  • radicalisation and/or extremist behaviour
  • modern-day slavery
  • mental health and well-being
  • peer-on-peer/child-on-child abuse
  • the impact of new technologies on sexual behaviour, for example youth produced sexual imagery (‘sexting’) and accessing pornography
  • issues that may be specific to a local area or population, for example gang activity and youth violence
  • domestic violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • honour-based violence
  • forced marriage
  • child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • cuckooing
  • financial abuse

What is Prevent Duty?

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and violent extremism.

‘British values’ are defined under the Prevent duty as:

  • Democracy: A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • The rule of law: The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them.
  • Individual liberty means each of us having the freedom to make our own choices and do what we want – within reason. As long as we respect the other three British values and the rights of others.

The Prevent duty also includes encouraging learners to respect other people with particular regard to the protected characteristics of the Equality Act (2010).

The nine protected characteristics specified in the Equality Act are:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Marriage and civil partnership
  5. Pregnancy and maternity
  6. Race
  7. Religion or belief
  8. Sex
  9. Sexual orientation

Safeguarding and welfare factsheets

Definitions

A child is defined as any persons under the age of 18.

An adult at risk is defined as any person over the age of 18 and at risk of abuse or neglect because of their need for support or personal circumstance.

Policies & Procedures

Safeguarding

Our policy and procedure ensures there is an overarching importance and approach to Safeguarding across our organisation and that all apprentices, employers, employees and associates are aware of their legal obligations to safeguard Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. Click the button below to be redirected to our Safeguarding policy & procedure.

Prevent

To support the Prevent Strategy, Blue Lion Training Academy, alongside other partners such as local employers, has a critical role in preventing violent extremism, including recognition and reporting of any signs that a student may be at risk, or is a risk to others. Our safeguarding & prevent policy and procedures can be found on our website. Click the button below to be redirected to our Prevent policy & procedure.

Useful Links

There are many external organisations working to provide support and strategies for coping; you can access our Mental Health and Wellbeing Booklet for lots of contacts and ideas.

Some useful internet sources of information:

Read more about Safeguarding and Welfare in our Blogs.

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