Safeguarding – ensuring you’re safe, secure, valued and respected
HTP Apprenticeship College takes seriously its responsibility to Safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners, and to work together with other agencies – such as the Local Safeguarding Children Board – to ensure adequate arrangements within HTP to support those Young People and Vulnerable Adults who are at risk of harm.
At HTP Apprenticeship College there is no place for extremist views of any kind whether from internal sources – learners or staff, or external sources – employers, parents, external agencies or individuals. HTP Apprenticeship College’s centres are a safe place where learners can explore controversial issues safely and where Training Consultants encourage and facilitate this. HTP’s Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy has been developed in line with the Government’s Prevent Strategy, Counter-Terrorism and Security Act which is designed to support people at risk of joining extremist groups in carrying out activities linked to terrorism. A full copy of HTP’s Safeguarding and Prevent Strategies is available in the link below.
We recognise that all members of staff, including Senior Managers and the Directors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our learners from harm, and that the learners welfare is our paramount concern.
All HTP Apprenticeship College staff have a duty to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual learner. We support the learner’s development in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence.
HTP Apprenticeship College will:
- Provide an environment in which learners, young people and vulnerable adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident, and know how to, approach a member of HTP Apprenticeship College staff if they are in difficulties and ensure they will be effectively listened to.
- Raise the awareness of all staff of the need to safeguard Young People and Vulnerable Adults and of their responsibilities in identifying and reporting possible cases of abuse.
- Provide a systematic means of monitoring learners known or thought to be at risk of harm.
- Emphasise the need for effective levels of communication between all members of staff.
- Ensure staff follow the structured procedure in cases of suspected abuse.
- Develop and promote effective working relationships with other agencies, especially the Police and Social Care.
- Ensure that all staff within HTP Apprenticeship College have been checked as to their suitability to work with Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Learners on programme with HTP Apprenticeship College should contact their Training Consultant who will refer any concerns to one of HTP’s Designated Persons.
For more information click here to visit HTP Apprenticeship College’s Policies page.
If you have any urgent Safeguarding concerns or issues relating to yourself or anyone else at HTP Apprenticeship College, please contact one of our designated Safeguarding Officers: Nicki Neville (01983 824930), Peter Johnson (02392 374752) or Lisa Pilbeam (01983 533926).
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