This policy outlines the responsibilities of Capital 4 Training in relation to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults in response to:
Capital 4 Training is dedicated to the health, safety, and welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of the company.
This policy covers all Capital 4 Training customers whether they are based on site or in workplace learning, covering all aspects of a learner’s programme regardless of where it takes place. It is the responsibility of all staff to understand their role in supporting safeguarding across all aspects of provision and for familiarising themselves with the appropriate procedures and other policies that support this overarching document.
Abuse and neglect are forms of maltreatment.
Abuse can be:
Capital 4 Training is committed to ensuring that the company:
The senior designated person – Michael Bray, Commercial Manager, holds strategic responsibility for the safeguarding processes and procedures are robust and consistently applied and that Capital 4 Training fulfils its legal duties within the legislation.
As the company’s senior representative, Michael will be responsible for taking the lead for raising awareness within the staff of issues relating to the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and the promotion of a safe environment for learners within the company.
The senior designed Safeguarding Officer is responsible for:
The designated Safeguarding Officer is required to receive regular training in safeguarding issues and inter-agency working, as required by the Safeguarding Children’s Board, and will receive refresher training annually unless legislation dictates sooner.
Capital 4 Training has a duty to ensure that all staff fulfill their responsibilities in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We will ensure that:
• All people will be treated with respect and with courtesy by staff and customers in an environment that is free from harassment or discrimination.
• All training rooms, facilities and equipment will comply with legislative health and safety standards and provide a safe and secure environment for learning with appropriate supervision and support of staff.
• Capital 4 Training will work with learners, employers and other agencies to promote a safe and healthy culture in particular the local Safeguarding Children’s Boards to ensure that learners are safeguarded through the effective operation of the company’s safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults procedures. The company’s Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adult Policy will be made available to all engaged parties.
• Capital 4 Training will develop partnerships to proactively protect students at risk of abuse, neglect or at risk of radicalisation.
• Staff will be trained and have a clear understanding of personal safety and good safeguarding practices as well as what factors may make learners vulnerable to a range of safeguarding concerns and can recognize outward signs of abuse, or unexplained changes in behavior or performance which may be indicative of abuse. All staff will be made aware of the signs of abuse and the procedures for reporting abuse.
• Capital 4 Training will work with learners to promote their own personal health, well-being and safety including their safety online.
• Capital 4 Training will work proactively to raise awareness of radicalisation and extremism in order to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
• Learners and employers will receive confidential advice, guidance and support for a range of issues that they may face. They will be signposted to external agencies where specialist support is required.
• Capital 4 Training will support students to have personal resilience and be able to make informed and sensible decisions about their safety and wellbeing in an attempt to prevent them from being exploited and or abused.
•Capital 4 Training has established and will regularly review procedures for reporting suspected abuse taking account of any new government legislation, regulations or best practice documents to ensure staff are kept fully up to date with their responsibilities and duties with regard to the safety and well-being of children.
•Capital 4 Training will deal with any allegations of abuse by staff according to the Company Disciplinary Procedures as appropriate.
Capital 4 Training will comply with the best practice in the recruitment and training of its staff, in line with legislative requirements. Capital 4 Training’s recruitment Policy supports this document. Staff will undergo the appropriate pre-employment checks including DBS checks for their role where applicable, and undertake mandatory safeguarding training appropriate to their role. Staff will understand the principles of safe working practices, and how not to put themselves in situations that compromise themselves or learners. All new employees will receive an appropriate induction, including safeguarding training.
Capital 4 Training has a legal obligation to protect young people and vulnerable adults from abuse. Capital 4 Training has an appropriately trained safeguarding officer (Michael Bray) and all staff are trained in Safeguarding L2 who will ensure that disclosures made by learners are dealt with quickly, sensitively and appropriately. All staff will be trained in the appropriate response to a disclosure and the correct procedure for dealing with concerns about a learner. Allocated staff members will work with learners and employers to proactively protect them from abuse and neglect and prevent learners being placed in an abusive situation. Refresher training will be carried out every 2 years, unless legislation dictates sooner and any updates or Safeguarding issues are discussed in quarterly team meeting to ensure all staff remain current and competent.
The company will keep clear, comprehensive records of any disclosures and/or allegations of abuse.
The company will comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, which allows for disclosure of personal data where this is necessary to protect the interests of a learner.
Capital 4 Training work with Local Safeguarding Children Boards, the Local Authority Designated Officer, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub and other professions to ensure a comprehensive safeguarding network is in place. Advice will be taken from professionals within these organisations as appropriate.
NSCB – 0191 277 2500 www.nscb.org.uk
Durham LSCB – 03000 265 770 www.durham-scp.org.uk
Capital 4 Training will work proactively with the regional Prevent coordinators when appropriate.
Prevent North East regional Co-ordinator – Chris Sybenga 07384 456640, firstname.lastname@example.org