Basingstoke ITEC is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of young people up to the age of 18 and for vulnerable adults aged 19-24 who are enrolled on any of our programmes. Safety and well being or ‘safeguarding’ covers a number of important topics such as:
– General well being i.e. healthy lifestyle
– Health & Safety
– Protection from harassment/bullying
– Freedom from abuse
– Help and support when you have a Safeguarding issue
Our support covers all organised and supervised activity including time at Basingstoke ITEC for learning, any work place activity such as an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Work Experience and other off-site activities such as trips or visits.
Access to advice and guidance
Basingstoke ITEC will always have a qualified Safeguarding Officer who can provide you with advice, guidance and support should you wish to talk about something that is bothering you. You might want to talk about an issue affecting you directly or someone that you know and Basingstoke ITEC will do its best to either resolve an issue or obtain the help of dedicated professionals such as social services.
Challenging bad behaviour and abuse
Basingstoke ITEC staff will always challenge any behaviour that undermines the safety and wellbeing of others. Abuse of any kind is not tolerated and we will immediately intervene where there is evidence of harassment or bullying. All staff and learners at Basingstoke ITEC should feel empowered to challenge unacceptable behaviour or turn to our safeguarding lead if they have seen or heard examples of unacceptable behaviour.
If anyone has any concerns regarding the well-being of any of our learners, then please contact one of our Safeguarding Team members by asking at Reception, call us on 01256 471 161 or email [email protected]
What is Prevent?
Our Duty Of Care
We therefore endeavour to: