General Policy Statement

Asset Training has a statutory and moral duty to ensure the organisation functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people undertaking training.

Safeguarding is a term used to denote the duties and responsibilities that those providing health, social care or education to carry out/perform in order to protect individuals from harm.

When such issues arise Asset Training is committed to ensuring that we:

  • Provide a safe environment for children, young people and /or vulnerable adults to learn in.
  • Identify children, young people and/or vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm.
  • Take appropriate action to see that such children, young people and/or vulnerable adults are kept safe while undertaking training.

In pursuit of these aims we will approve and annually review policies and procedures with the aim of:

  • Being alert to potential indicators of abuse
  • Raising awareness of issues relating to the welfare of children, young people/vulnerable adults and the promotion of a safe environment in learning
  • Aiding the identification of children, young people/vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm and providing procedures for reporting concerns.
  • Understanding our responsibility to alert other agencies to individuals who we feel are at risk, or who are suffering abuse of any sort
  • Contribute to whatever articles are needed to safeguard the person who is at risk
  • Establishing procedures for reporting and dealing with allegations of abuse against members of staff.
  • The safe recruitment of staff.

In ensuring learners are aware of Safeguarding, during the induction process and on programme, we will:

  • Issue learners with a ‘Learner Advice & Safeguarding Booklet’ at the start of their course and refer to this throughout their induction process
  • Discuss Safeguarding at each review stage within a learner’s training course
  • Have an Information point at Asset Training’s reception area to include leaflets and act as a point of reference for all staff and learners
  • Ensure Safeguarding is included as part of the overall risk assessment process
  • Provide learners with a dedicated Safeguarding contact number

Radicalisation and Extremism and the PREVENT Duty.

As a Training Provider we recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to poor outcomes for our learners and so should be addressed as a safeguarding concern as set out in this policy. We also recognise that if we fail to challenge extremist views we are failing to protect our learners.

As part of wider safeguarding responsibilities Asset Training staff will be alert to:

  • Disclosures by learners of their exposure to the extremist actions, views or materials of others outside of their learning environment, such as in their homes or community groups, especially where learners have not actively sought these out.
  • Graffiti symbols, writing or art work promoting extremist messages or images
  • Learners accessing extremist material online, including through social networking sites
  • Learners voicing opinions drawn from extremist ideologies and narratives
  • Use of extremist or ‘hate’ terms to exclude others or incite violence
  • Intolerance of difference, whether secular or religious or, in line with our equality policy, views based on, but not exclusive to, gender, disability, homophobia, race, colour or culture
  • Attempts to impose extremist views or practices on others
  • Anti-Western or Anti-British views

We fully adopt the PREVENT duty and ensure the following:

  • All staff undertake PREVENT training
  • All learners undertake PREVENT awareness training
  • Staff know when it is appropriate to refer PREVENT related concerns regarding colleagues or learners to the Lead Safeguarding Officer.
  • We demonstrate, embrace and evidence within our delivery British Values: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beli**efs.