Safeguarding / Prevent

Please see below for our policy on Safeguarding and Prevent

Safeguarding & Prevent Policy

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.

Examples include:

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:

Shameema Patel

Martin Chandler

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 –

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”.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

Signposting (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 – or 0808 808 4994

Bullying (including Cyber)

Workplace Cyber or

Child Sex Exploitation exploitation/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation/ or or 0808 1000 900

Domestic Violence

For women: or 0808 2000 247

For men: or 0808 801 0327

Drug or Alcohol Abuse

Drugs – or call: 0300 123 6600 text: 82111

Alcohol – problem/alcohol-support-services or call: 0300 123 1110

Both –

Eating Disorders

B-Eat – or Adults 0345 634 1414 email Under 25’s 0345 634 7650 email

E-Safety or 0844 381 4772

Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism prevent-duty or 020 7340 7264 email:

Faith Abuse or 0808 800 0082

FGM resources.aspx or 0800 028 3550

Forced Marriage

Karma Nirvana Victim Support 0800 5999 247 marriage Forced Marriage Unit email or 020 7008 015; Outreach email ; Facebook: Forced Marriage page; Twitter: @FMUnit

Gangs and Youth Violence

For concerned adults – safe/staying-safe-away-from-home/gangs-young-people/ or 0808 800 5000

For young people – or 0800 1111

Gender Based Violence

Solace Advice Hub email or 0808 802 5565 Women and Girls Network Advice Hub email or 0808 801 0660 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Living with a Family Member’s Addiction to Alcohol or Drugs or 0300 123 6600

Long Term Absence or 0800 032 6235 Mental Health Problems helplines.aspx

Self-Harm or Suicidal Thoughts



Sexting or call: 0808 800 5000 (18 and over) 0800 1111 (under 18)

Teenage Pregnancy or 0300 123 2930

Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery or 0300 303 8151