Keeping you safe
We are committed to our responsibilities for the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns for your own or anyone else's safety or wellbeing in training, your workplace or at home, any of our staff will listen to you and support you or refer you to our safeguarding leads if it's appropriate to do so.
Safeguarding and Prevent Designated Leads
Matthew Barry Jan Gibson
You can contact our leads easily on 0800 0281 576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also report abuse directly to National Crime Agencie's CEOP (Child Expliotation and Online Protection centre) here:
Our aim is to keep you safe and well from a wide rage of harm to include:
· physical abuse including domestic 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
· child sexual exploitation and trafficking
· the impact of new technologies on sexual behaviour, for example sexting
· substance misuse
· issues that may be specific to a local area or population, for example gang activity
· fabricated or induced illness
· poor parenting
· issues not listed here but that pose a risk to young people and vulnerable adults
Safeguarding also relates to broader aspects of care and education, including:
· health and safety and well-being
· the use of reasonable force
· meeting the needs of learners with medical conditions including mental health
· providing first aid
· educational visits
· emotional well-being including self injury
· appropriate arrangements to ensure learners’ security, taking into account the local context
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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Equality is the quality or state of being equal; of knowing and understanding that everybody’s value is the same and, by extension, treating them equally.
Heart of England Training is an equal opportunities employer. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant, employee or learner receives less favourable terms on the grounds of: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage/Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex or Sexual Orientation.
Prevent is part of the UK's counter terrorism strategy which seeks to indentify and support those at risk of becoming drawn into radicalisation or terrorism. If you have any concerns please contact our leads or call the police on 999.
Following the recent terrorist attack in Westminster, the following links may be useful when discussing terrorism with learners:
- Citizen Aid app (to teach the public how to provide potentially life-saving treatment in the event of a terrorist incident)
Heart of England Training advocates, promotes and teaches the core British values because the Government believes that doing so will make people more resilient towards attempts to radicalise them and support them with life in modern Britain.
- Democracy - Learners need to show respect for democracy and support participation in democratic processes
- The rule of law - Learners should appreciate that living under the ruleof law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
- Individual liberty - Enables learners to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
- Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and those without faith – Learners must show mutual respect and tolerance to those with different beliefs
These essential values support individuals to become rounded and valuable members of our society.
Safeguarding information and resources for learners, parents and employers
Courses for 14 - 16 year olds
Our courses for 14 - 16 year olds are comprehensively risk assessed taking into account age and maturity. Extra supervision and prohibitions relating to the use of chemicals and sharps are in place.