SAFEGUARDING AT PSA

Every workplace has a legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. 


A culture of safety starts at the very top of the organisations with the senior managers pledging absolute commitment and support, ensuring that awareness remains high and compliance is achieved at all times.

This commitment cascades through to the staff who know that Safeguarding is built-in to all functions and regularly evaluated for effectiveness; both staff and clients fully understand the arrangements that are in place to protect them.


 

This is achieved by:

  • Implementing safeguarding training for all staff that is updated and refreshed regularly.

  • Making safeguarding an agenda item on every staff meeting so that staff have a vehicle to raise any concerns.

  • Staff who understand the importance of listening to learners (this should be part of induction training).
     

It is important that we maintain ongoing vigilance. We must be aware of young people’s needs and behaviours.
 

PSA will ensure that you have the knowledge that will enable you to safeguard others, be prepared to listen and take action because abuse can and does happen in every organisation.

 

TYPES OF ABUSE:

Domestic

Sexual

Physical

Emotional

Neglect

 

See our Safeguarding Policy for further details
 

 

Safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.

  • Preventing harm to children's health or development.

  • Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.

  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

You can find the list of possible concerns (definitions and signs) here:

click here for the PDF 

Support contact numbers:

  • NHS - 111

  • Police - 999

  • NSPCC Hear2Help Young People Service - 01733 207620

  • NSPCC free helpline - 0808 800 5000

  • Children's Safeguarding Team, Health - 01480 418633

  • Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service - 07780495317

  • Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) - 01223 699211

Helpful websites:

Childline - www.childline.org.uk

Bullying UK - www.bullying.co.uk

Kidscape (preventing bullying and child abuse) - www.kidscape.org.uk

Think U know (internet safety) - www.thinkuknow.co.uk

The Kite Trust (gender and sexuality support) - www.kitetrust.org.uk

MIND (mental health issues) - www.mind.org.uk

Cambs Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence  - www.cambsdav.org.uk

Womens Aid (against domestic violence) - www.womensaid.org.uk

Against Violence and Abuse - www.avaproject.org.uk

If you have any concerns or for further support, please contact 

Ben Martin

Designated Safeguarding Lead

ben@psatraining.org.uk

01733 516000

Liz Howarth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

elizabeth.howarth@psatraining.org.uk

01733 516000

Dave Mortimer 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

david.mortimer@psatraining.org.uk

01733 516000

Alternatively you use our secure e-mail to contact us: 

 

 safeguarding@psatraining.org.uk 


 

Take a look at our Safeguarding Policy linked below for a more in-depth understanding of how Safeguarding works in the workplace