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Safeguarding Learner Policy

Our assurance to you that we use any information responsibly & inline with current guidelines

Introduction All staff working with children and vulnerable adults have a legal duty to work together to protect them from harm or abuse. (‘No Secrets,’ DH) Amanda Cavendish Safeguarding lead has overall responsibility for the safeguarding of learners and is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of all work done to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people on CAA Training courses. The CAA Training Policy covers: •The recruitment and employment of staff working with vulnerable adults. •The provision of a safe learning environment under the requirements of this act Amanda Cavendish, Assessment Centre Manager & HR department are responsible for ensuring that Amanda Cavendish follows safer recruitment procedures. This includes carrying out Disclosure and Baring checks on all staff working with vulnerable learners every three years. This also applies where staffs have already been checked by a previous employer. Statement of Intent: Amanda Cavendish first priority is to ensure the safety and protection of all learners taking part in learning. In order to protect young people and vulnerable adults from harm we will act in accordance with the following legislation and guidance: ‘No Secrets’ DH 2000 Scope This policy statement applies to all learning provided by Amanda Cavendish, and includes: All learning provision for adults delivered directly by employed staff employed All learning provision for adults commissioned through partnership arrangements Definitions Safeguarding The term “safeguarding” describes the broader preventative and precautionary approach to planning and procedures that are necessary to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any potential harm or damage. Safeguarding means: Protection from abuse and neglect Promotion of health and development Ensuring safety and care relating to the environment and activity Ensuring optimum life chances ‘Child’ or ‘Young Adult’ An individual is considered to be a child or young person up to their 18th birthday ‘Vulnerable Adult’ A Vulnerable adult is any person aged eighteen or over ‘who is, or may need, community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is, or may be, unable to take care of him or herself or protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation’ (‘No Secrets’ DH 2000). The list below is not exhaustive, but a vulnerable adult may be someone who: is elderly and frail has a mental disorder has a physical or sensory disability has a severe physical illness is a substance misuser being homeless? has a learning disability ‘Abuse’ is “a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by any other person or persons” (‘No Secrets’ DH 2000). Abuse may consist of a single act or repeated acts; abuse may happen intentionally or unintentionally and can take place in any relationship or setting. Examples of abuse that could occur in a learning environment include: Physical abuse – shoving, hitting, slapping Sexual abuse - involvement in any direct or indirect (e.g., innuendo, pornography) activity against the learner’s will or knowledge Emotional/psychological abuse e.g., intimidation, bullying or humiliation Discriminatory abuse e.g., racial, sexual, or religious harassment Financial or material exploitation e.g., coercing money or goods Institutional abuse e.g., failure to ensure privacy, dignity or uphold individual human and civil rights. Neglect or acts of omission e.g., ignoring physical or medical needs, failure to access appropriate health, social care, or educational services, withholding medication. An abuser: may be anyone including relatives, friends, professional staff, other learners and service-users, neighbours, care workers, volunteers, and strangers. Policy Statement Amanda Cavendish and CAA Training is committed to promoting safeguarding through the provision of an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment for its learners, staff and others closely associated with its work and affirms the rights of individuals to be treated fairly and with respect. Amanda Cavendish & CAA Training intends to pursue this commitment by, 1.Promoting a culture of value and respect for all within a supportive and safe learning environment Ensure that all internal tutoring staff, and learning and personal support staff in contact with learners have a current Disclosure and Barring check for working with adults and/or children Provide accessible information for learners, tutoring staff and subcontracting providers on equality, diversity, bullying, harassment, dignity, and respect in the learning environment We will provide opportunities for adults and young people to voice any concerns they may have regarding inappropriate behavior, abuse, harassment, or misconduct and providing strong sanctions to deter victimisation or cover up of malpractice Supply information to learners on CAA Training procedures for following up complaints relating to the conduct of tutoring staff and/or other learners Require all tutoring staff and others associated with the delivery of our provision to carry and produce appropriate identification on request Ensure that premises used to deliver learning activities are risk assessed by appropriately trained staff Ensure that learning activities are risk assessed by appropriately trained staff Ensure that care and safety issues and concerns are reported 2.Providing Information, training, and briefings on safeguarding vulnerable adults and children that includes: Include information on Safeguarding as part of learner induction Provide information to tutoring staff and learners about the standards we expect with regard to confidentiality and disclosure Provide appropriate training for tutoring staff on safeguarding, disclosure, and diversity matters Distribute information to all internal on the signs of abuse and the action to take if/when abuse is reported. Provide accessible information for learners, and tutoring staff on the complaint’s procedure Provide headline information for learners on safeguarding, e-safety, bullying and harassment equality of opportunity and diversity. Provide learners with the name of the designated safeguarding contact and the procedure to be followed in the case of any alleged case of bullying or harassment 3.Gathering and analysing information from learners on matters related to feeling safe in the learning environment Generate questions on the feedback form to elicit how safe learners feel in the learning environment Analyse the information obtained and acting on the results Monitoring the effectiveness of this Safeguarding Policy and reviewing it annually Monitor the safeguarding practices within provision Identify and sharing good practice in safeguarding with subcontracted providers Review the CAA Training safeguarding policy on an annual basis Link with learning networks and the local authority safeguarding unit to ensure that information on safeguarding is current and up to date All enquiries relating to safeguarding issues should be addressed in the first instance to the designatedsafeguardingofficerfor CAA Training Assessment Centre. Email: Reporting an incident After direct or indirect disclosure or signs of abuse are spotted, please inform, in the first instance the Assessment Centre Manager, with the following information: What your concerns are. Where, when, who from and how you got the concerns. What you have done. Whether the parents/ carers and learner are aware of this referral? Any additional info about the learner. (Use the registration form) Contact information for anyone involved Write a report within 48 hours. Include all details of the disclosure including who was present and the reasons for your decision to make a referral. Ensure this is stored in a secure file. If there is immediate danger call 999   Send all report to Safeguarding Officer; This policy has been approved & authorised by: Name: Christian Cavendish Position: Academy Operations Manager Date: 2023.01.09 Signature: C.Cavendish Review of Policy: 2024.01.09

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