This safeguarding policy outlines the responsibilities of Empentis Training Solutions in relation to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults in response to:
Empentis Training Solutions 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 safeguarding policy covers all Empentis Training Solutions 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 the safeguarding policy 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:
Empentis Training Solutions is committed to ensuring that the company:
The senior designated person – Leon Wilkes, Commercial Manager, holds strategic responsibility for the safeguarding processes and procedures are robust and consistently applied and that Empentis Training Solutions fulfils its legal duties within the legislation.
As the company’s senior representative, Leon Wilkes 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.
Empentis Training Solutions has a duty to ensure that all staff fulfil their responsibilities in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We will ensure that:
Empentis Training Solutions will comply with the best practice in the recruitment and training of its staff, in line with legislative requirements. Empentis Training Solutions 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.
Empentis Training Solutions has a legal obligation to protect young people and vulnerable adults from abuse. Empentis Training Solutions has an appropriately trained safeguarding officer (Leon Wilkes) 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.
Empentis Training Solutions 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
Durham LSCB – 03000 265 770
Empentis Training Solutions will work proactively with the regional Prevent coordinators when appropriate.
Prevent North East regional Co-ordinator – Chris Sybenga 07384 456640, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the PDF to go with this policy.
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