Safeguarding / Prevent
Please see below for our policy on Safeguarding and Prevent
What is Safeguarding?
You are embarking on a programme to improve your skills or to find sustainable employment. The skills programme could be in the form of an Apprenticeship, or a 2-3 week Sector Specific training course. All adults should be able to live free from fear or harm, and have their rights and choices respected. We are committed to looking after your safety and it is our responsibility to make sure you are kept safe during your time with us. Wise Origin College have in place the Safeguarding Policy to protect and vulnerable adult whilst in our care. We have an ongoing culture of vigilance and an open-door policy, with which we believe by working with our learners we can develop a stronger safeguarding environment in which everyone can work together. This involves being able to contact us at any given time. We have arrangements for you to get in touch us on details given below whether you may be are a learner, employer or a parent.
What do we mean by abuse?
Abuse is an action by another person that goes against someone’s human or civil rights. It can take many forms: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Sexual, or Financial.
Hitting, slapping, pushing, or rough handling
Depriving someone of food, clothing or warmth
Sexual activity without consent
Misuse or theft of money, possessions or property
Shouting, swearing or using degrading language
Cyber bullying, by text, social networking sites, emails
Neglecting someone’s medical or physical needs
Abuse can happen anywhere: at home, in a residential or nursing home,
hospital, day centre, or in a public place. Some kinds of abuse are also a criminal offence.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
All schools, organisations and providers are required to have a designated member of staff, who is assigned to act upon child and vulnerable adult protection concerns.
The nominated Designated Safeguarding Lead are as follows:
You may contact the DSL, send an email or contact us to discuss any issues you may have. All issues will be dealt with completely confidentially.
Email us – Safeguarding@wiseorigincollege.com
Call us – 07881363147
Visit a DSL at – 22 St Georges Way, Leicester, LE1 1SH
The Prevent Duty (The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015)
All FE providers have a duty to safeguard their Learners and Apprentices. A new term ‘The Prevent Duty’ is being used within safeguarding to ensure young people are kept safe and within the law. The strategy is not about preventing Wise Origin College Apprentices from having political and religious views and concerns, but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.
Section 21 of the CTS Act 2015 places a duty on Training Providers, listed in Schedule 3 of the Act, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
What is Extremism?
The Government has defined extremism 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”. This also includes calls for the death of members of the British armed forces.
What are British Values?
British values are defined as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”. Training providers are expected to encourage young people to respect other people with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.
www.coap.org.uk (coping with drug or alcohol or other difficult situations at home or with a parent)
Alternative to Samaritans (for Young People)
Get Connected is a confidential 24 hour free telephone helpline that might be a suitable alternative to the Samaritans – www.getconnected.org.uk or 0808 808 4994
Bullying (including Cyber)
Child Sex Exploitation
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual- exploitation/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation/ or http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/ or 0808 1000 900
For women: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/ or 0808 2000 247
For men: http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/mens_advice.php.html or 0808 801 0327
Drug or Alcohol Abuse
Drugs – http://www.talktofrank.com/ or call: 0300 123 6600 text: 82111
Alcohol – https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/understand-your-drinking/is-your-drinking-a- problem/alcohol-support-services or call: 0300 123 1110
Both – http://www.addaction.org.uk/
B-Eat – https://www.b-eat.co.uk/support-services/helpline or Adults 0345 634 1414 email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Under 25’s 0345 634 7650 email email@example.com http://www.eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk/help/links-resources
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/about/helpline or 0844 381 4772
Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the- prevent-duty or 020 7340 7264 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/home or 0808 800 0082
http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual–health–services/Pages/fgm– resources.aspx or 0800 028 3550
Karma Nirvana Victim Support 0800 5999 247 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced- marriage Forced Marriage Unit email email@example.com or 020 7008 015; Outreach email firstname.lastname@example.org ; Facebook: Forced Marriage page; Twitter: @FMUnit
Gangs and Youth Violence
For concerned adults – http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children- safe/staying-safe-away-from-home/gangs-young-people/ or 0808 800 5000
For young people – http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx or 0800 1111
Gender Based Violence
Living with a Family Member’s Addiction to Alcohol or Drugs http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/drugs/Pages/caring-for-a-drug-user.aspx or 0300 123 6600 http://www.adfam.org.uk
Long Term Absence http://fitforwork.org/employee/ or 0800 032 6235 Mental Health Problems
Self-Harm or Suicidal Thoughts
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/ or call: 0808 800 5000 (18 and over) 0800 1111 (under 18)
Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery
http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/human-trafficking or 0300 303 8151