CTP endeavours to ensure our learners are safe at all times. Our learners can contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead and all the Safeguarding Champions based at each training centre to discuss any safeguarding, Prevent or wellbeing concerns that they may face.
Our Safeguarding Champions and Designated Safeguarding Lead will ensure any issues raised are treated with the highest level of confidentiality and look to work with each learner to signpost them to the best support, using a multi-agency approach to ensure the learners gets the right guidance for their individual situation.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect, living a life free from fear.
Safeguarding: You Have the Right to Be and Feel Safe
We strive to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for all our learners. We have a policy of zero tolerance to bullying, abuse, grooming and harassment, and aim to protect you from the risks associated with radicalisation and extremism.
We will support you in understanding how to keep yourself safe in society, and will tell you what steps we will take on your behalf should we ever have any concerns for your welfare.
Abuse can include a single incident, or a series of incidents and can be carried out by different people. It may not be perpetrated by a stranger, it may be someone who is well known to you, such as a family member, spouse, friend, neighbour, care worker or volunteer.
What do we mean by safeguarding?
Warning signs of abuse can include:
Changes in a person’s behaviour or mood/personality
Unexplained injury or a series of injuries
Signs of fear or distress
Signs of neglect
Theft, fraud or unexplained financial worries
Remember, if you are worried that you or someone you know is in immediate danger, you should call the police on 999.
No one should touch you in a way that physically hurts. This may include hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking or holding you back
Financial / Material Abuse
No one should force you to hand over money or possessions, or use your money to buy things for themselves. Theft is a criminal act.
No one should touch you in a manner that makes you feel upset or uncomfortable, or make you touch them. No one should make suggestive, sexual remarks to you.
Discrimination / Hate Crime
No one should hurt you or discriminate against you because of you age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, cultural background or religion.
If you are looked after by a carer, they should not neglect or ignore you. You should know you are cared for.
Extremism / Radicalisation
No one should attempt to influence you to hold extreme views including those justifying political, religious, sexist or racist violence.
You should feel safe online – e.g. email, websites or social media. No one should bully or harass you, share information or images which make you feel uncomfortable or get you involved in suspect activity.
Physical / Emotional Abuse
No one should upset your feelings by bullying you or taunting, teasing or making belittling remarks.
We will make sure you understand what safeguarding is
We have safeguarding representatives who you, or your tutor, can talk to about any concerns
Our staff are trained to respond to any concerns you may raise
Our staff will ensure you feel safe in CTP centres
Our staff have contacts with organisations and agencies which can help you with specialist advice should you need it.
You’ll look after yourself and look out for your friends and colleagues
You’ll make sure you know who you can go to for help and advice
Tell us if you’re in danger or have any concerns, and staff will refer you for specialist help.
The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of an overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults by providing early intervention to divert and protect people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.
Prevent work covers all forms of potential terrorism.
Terrorism and extremism are sometimes used interchangeably. Both pose a threat but they have very distinct definitions. Terrorism is an action or threat designed to influence the government or intimidate the public. Its purpose is to advance a political, religious or ideological cause.
In the UK we define terrorism as a violent action that:
Endangers a person’s life, other than that of the person committing the action
Involves serious violence against a person
Causes serious damage to property
Creates a serious risk to the public’s health and safety
Interferes with or seriously disrupts an electronic system
Extremism is a vocal/active opposition to Fundamental British Values of Democracy, Individual Liberty, Respect and Tolerance.
Prevent is not about catching terrorists:
It’s about identifying people who may be at risk of radicalisation and supporting them to change direction in a way that will help them.
It is not ‘spying on communities’. Those suspected of being engaged in illegal activity will be managed through the criminal justice system.
Prevent is about working with communities to help them support vulnerable people and build resilience to groups or individuals who seek to create divisions and cause harm.
In the rare event of a terrorist incident, the Police recommend you Run, Hide, Tell:
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Treating Everyone Fairly
CTP is committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion for its staff and learners. We are committed to treating everyone fairly, and we respect and value the differences between all the people we work and learn with.
We will tackle all bullying, harassment and any other forms of discrimination to promote a safe environment for our learners to learn. We challenge any inequality to ensure we provide suitable support for people’s different needs and circumstances to help level the playing field between those who share a protected characteristic, and those who do not. We’re here to inspire you to achieve your potential, and we will respond to your needs and feedback to make sure you do.
We work in line with the Equality Act 2010 which recognises the following categories as Protected Characteristics: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sex (gender) and Sexual orientation. We aim to provide a working and learning environment which values individuals and does not discriminate on any grounds, including any of the protected characteristics.
We’ll provide you with an environment that is free of discrimination
We’ll explain your rights and responsibilities and how you can complain or make suggestions for improving our service
We’ll treat you fairly and with respect as an individual regardless of your age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation, or your association with anyone based on their protected characteristics
We’ll assess your needs in order to help you achieve your goals.
You’ll respect others around you as individuals
You should understand that your views may be different to others
You’ll respect others’ beliefs and understand that bullying or harassment of others will not be tolerated
You’ll help other learners to feel included
You should talk to the CTP team if you have any concerns.
CTP are committed to promoting and enhancing the health and wellbeing of all our learners, not just their learning. Our staff are here to support you every step of the way and signpost you to wellbeing organisations that can better support you.
You can contact our Safeguarding Team at any time during working hours. You can also visit our training centres, contact details for all our training centres can be found on our contact us webpage.
Director of Safeguarding
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead
REPORT A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN
REPORT A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN FORM
You can report a safeguarding, prevent or well-being concern using the form below. If your or someone else’s life is in immediate danger call the emergency service by calling 999.
A member of the safeguarding team will contact you to discuss the safeguarding concern (You may be asked to attend your local training centre).