What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is a term used for protecting students and keeping them safe from harm regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Specific safeguarding issues can include: neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, bullying, cyber bullying, forced marriage, relationship abuse, trafficking.

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent Strategy, published by the Government in 2011 aims to reduce the threat of terrorism to the UK by identifying when people may be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation and outlining the right help and support. The team at Northern Skills Group have all undergone training on the Prevent strategy and have a good understanding of the factors that may lead to people being vulnerable to being drawn to terrorism and are able to provide help and support should you need it.

In order to support our students, Northern Skills Group have a dedicated Safeguarding team who are on hand to offer support to students, families and employers around safeguarding and prevent issues and work in close partnership with local services such as children’s social care.

If for any reason you are concerned for your own safety and welfare of the safety of another student, please speak with your Assessor, Personal Tutor, your Student Engagement Officer or member of our Safeguarding Team.

You can do this a number of ways;

Call our main number 03453 40 40 40

Text ‘safe’ to 60081


Further Resources

Read our full Safeguarding and Prevent policy document for further information