Safeguarding

 
 
SAFEGUARDING  – Keeping our learners protected from harm and maintaining a safe learning environment
 
North West Community Services Training Ltd takes our responsibility in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners, staff, young people, vulnerable adults and partners we work with very seriously, by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.
 
 
During the Covid-19 pandemic in particular, we are conscious that there has been additional pressures on families and workers. We all have a responsibility to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of those around us, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion belief, or sexual orientation.
 
 
Abuse can take many different forms and we have a duty of care to ensure our people’s wellbeing is our top priority, and that we understand the signs of abuse and how we raise concerns. We work closely with local safeguarding authorities and organisations in cases where abuse and harmful behaviours are suspected or reported. For more details please see our Safeguarding policy. Never miss an important equality, diversity and inclusion date with the calendar of equality, diversity and inclusion events, festivals, awareness days and occasions.
 

If you are worried about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult please contact us on
0151 521 5888,
or out of hours 07548 840156
or email paul-sheron@nwcsltd.uk

Safeguarding is set of policies in place to protect adults, young people and children on NWCS Training courses who may be vulnerable to abuse or neglect. Abuse might include:
  • Physical abuse – hitting, shaking, throwing, or otherwise causing physical harm.
  • Emotional abuse – threats of harm, humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, bullying (to include cyber bullying).
  • Financial abuse – stealing or defrauding someone of goods, money or property.
  • Sexual abuse – physical contact to include rape or sexual assault, it may also include non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, sexual images, watching sexual activities, encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways, or grooming a child in preparation for abuse (including via the internet).
  • Neglect – the persistent failure to meet a child’s physical or psychological needs. This includes but is not limited to failing to provide adequate food, clothing, medication and shelter.
  • Discriminatory abuse – racism, sexist, or other forms that are based on a person’s disability and other forms of harassment, or similar treatment.
  • Self-neglect/harm
  • Cyber abuse
NWCS Training holds the health, safety and welfare of all involved on courses or activities, which come under the responsibility of NWCS Training as one of its highest priorities. We aim to provide an atmosphere and structured establishment that is a safe environment in which learners and young people can learn and develop, thus giving learners happiness and security, enabling them to fulfil their potential. From time to time learners will go through stressful periods during their time on the programme just as they do at home. We actively encourage learners to speak to any member of staff, or our designated safeguarding person and are assured that sympathetic support will be given at all times.

Forthcoming articles on Safeguarding

We publish an article on one aspect of safeguarding every month with a secific theme or angle which we hope will be a useful resource for our learners and hopefully for other visitors as well. 

Here is a list of the forthcoming articles:

Month Theme Notes Key Awareness Days
World Braille Day 04/01/2022,
World Religion Day 16/01/2022,
Blue Monday 18/01/2022
Time to Talk Day 04/02/2022,
Dyscalculia Awareness Day 05/02/2022,
Safer Internet Day 08/02/2022,
National Apprenticeship Week 07-13/02/2022
International Women's Day 08/03/2022,
National Careers Week 7-12/03/2022,
Sign Language Week 14-18/03/2022,
International Trans Day of Visibility 31/03/2022
Earth Day 22/04/2022,
Lesbian Visibility Day 26/04/2022
May
Career progression and further education
Qualification breakdowns, progression routes, further education, CPD
Deaf Awareness Week 02-08/05/2022,
National Numeracy Day 13/05/2022,
Mental Health Awareness Week 13-20/05/2022,
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 17/05/2022,
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19/05/2022
(Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week TBC)
June
Environmental Awareness
Climate change, Recycling, Carbon Footprint, Use of fossil fuels vs renewable energy
Volunteers' Week 01-07/06/2022, World Environment Day 05/06/2022,
Men's Health Week 14-20/06/2022,
Autistic Pride Day 18/06/2022,
Learning Disability Week 20-26/06/2022,
Pride Day 27/06/2022
July
Safeguarding
Safeguarding against Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Self-Neglect
Non-binary Day of Visibility 14/07/2022
August
Extremism and Radicalisation
Radicalisation, Extremism, Terrorism, Prevent Duty, Vulnerable individuals, Extremist Organisations
September
Digital Skills
Digital Footprint, e-safety, Communicating, Handling Information & Content, Transacting, Problem Solving, Being Safe & Legal Online.
National Literacy Day 08/09/2022,
World Suicide Prevention Day 10/09/2022,
International Day of Sign Languages 23/09/2022
October
Mental Health
inc Black History Month, mental health conditions, Depression, Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Bipolar disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia.
Dyspraxia Awareness Week 04-11/10/2022,
World Mental Health Day 10/10/2022
November
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities / Learning Differences
inc Disability History Month 22/11-22/12, Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Processing Deficits. Different known needs/disabilities, EHCP, support
National Stress Awareness Day 03/11/2022,
Remembrance Day 11/11/2022,
Anti-bullying Week 15-19/11/2022,
International Men's Day 19/11/2022,
Dyslexia Awareness Day 25/11/2022
December
British Values
Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect & Tolerance, Individual Liberty
World Aids Day 01/12/2022,
International Day of People with Disabilities 03/12/2022

Articles on Safeguarding

Stress awareness

According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month is held each April, to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures of stress.

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LGBTIQ+ and Mental Health

Video game addiction (VGA), also known as gaming disorder or internet gaming disorder, is generally defined as the problematic, compulsive use of video games that results in significant impairment to an individual’s ability to function in various life domains over a prolonged period of time.

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Gaming addiction

Video game addiction (VGA), also known as gaming disorder or internet gaming disorder, is generally defined as the problematic, compulsive use of video games that results in significant impairment to an individual’s ability to function in various life domains over a prolonged period of time.

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Suicide Awareness

Safeguarding theme of the month: Suicide Awareness Every Life Matters – Everyone needs support sometimes in their lives. WAIT – how you can help Prevention

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STOP hate Crime

Safeguarding theme of the month: STOP Hate Crime Stop Hate UK works alongside local strategic partnerships to tackle Hate Crime and discrimination, encourage reporting and

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The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth In the News! Some girls can be contacted by up to 11 boys a night asking for nude images, the schools watchdog

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Checklist: Looking after your mental health during COVID-19

North West Community Services Training Ltd Care share advice for looking after your mental health and where you can go if you need support. Your mental health and wellbeing is always important, especially during these challenging times. Can we please shares these tips for how you can look after your mental health.

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Remote Teaching/Learning Safely

Undertaking remote teaching & learning safely Most learners are being educated at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so FE leaders and staff are having

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If you would like to speak to our safeguarding team about any of the related issues; or if you have any Safeguarding concerns, please contact a member of the team.

Paul Sheron

Paul Sheron

Safeguarding Lead
Prevent Lead

paul-sheron@nwcsltd.uk
tel: 0151 521 5888
mobile: 07548 840156

Annette Swinnerton

Annette Swinnerton

Mental Health Lead Deputy
Safeguarding Officer

annette-swinnerton@nwcsltd.uk
tel: 0151 521 5888
mobile: 07821 640 050

Sylvia Jones

Call us now on 0151 521 5888