Safeguarding, PREVENT and British Values
Safety and wellbeing is a priority for everyone. We have a duty of care and commitment at Citrus Training to ensure the safety, physical and emotional wellbeing of our learners, clients, staff, contractors and visitors. Keeping our people safe requires knowledge and information across a broad range of issues, from individual safety measures to government-led initiatives, as outlined below.
Safeguarding describes the duties and responsibilities of those providing education and training to protect individuals from harm. Our measures and procedures are present in every aspect of learning with us. The Citrus Training’s Safeguarding and Prevent arrangements provide a safe learning and working environment. They also ensure that delegates are safe at home and in training and identify and support vulnerable learners who are or may suffer in future from:
- Significant harm
- Abuse, including physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual
Citrus Training commits to providing a safe learning environment for all our learners. If you or your delegate has a safeguarding issue, please speak to your trainer. If you feel you can’t talk to your trainer, please speak with our Designated Safeguarding Lead Dani Small or email [email protected] in confidence.
PREVENT is part of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It tackles the problem of terrorism at its roots, preventing people from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.
The 2011 Prevent Strategy:
- respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
- prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that appropriate advice and support is available to them
- work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address
At Citrus Training, we recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to innocent individuals and/or groups being targeted, harmed, and killed in extreme cases. We also recognise that if we fail to challenge extremist views, we are failing to protect our learners. If you are concerned about an individual or group, you can contact your Designated Safeguarding Lead. You can also contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 126 1000 or [email protected]
What are British Values? At Citrus Training, we believe in creating an ethos that promotes ‘British values’ at every level. The government defines “fundamental British values” as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths. British Values are essential to the UK workforce and social inclusion, and so you must be aware of these British Values and how they underpin your behaviours and beliefs in the workplace and society.
In wholehearted support of British Values, Citrus Training will:
- enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
- enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
- encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and wider society
- enable students to acquire broad general knowledge and respect for public institutions and services in England
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to appreciate and respect their own and other cultures
- encourage respect for other people
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the law made and applied in England
For more information on Safeguarding and any of the issues raised above, please contact [email protected] or 0800 538 5293, phone lines are open Monday-Friday 08:30 – 17:30 excluding bank holidays.