SR Supply Chain Consultants is acutely aware of the importance safeguarding is across our organisation. From our staff to our learners, their well-being and safety is of paramount importance to us and as such, we want to ensure we provide all the necessary information, support and guidance to those that need it.
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the overarching term used to describe the protection of the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals. Under legislation, all parties involved in an apprenticeship must take reasonable action to minimise risks to apprentices. This includes aspects of the apprentice’s experience, both in and outside of the workplace.
What Are the 6 Principles of Safeguarding?
Supporting and encouraging individuals to make their own decisions, alongside informed consent.
Take action before harm occurs.
The least disruptive reaction appropriate to any risks presented.
Representing and supporting people who are most vulnerable and in need.
Local services and the wider community working in conjunction with one and other, alongside communities playing a vital role in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect or abuse.
Both transparency and accountability are crucial in safeguarding practices.
Types of peer-on-peer abuse
· Domestic violence (where aged 16 or over)
· Sexual harassment and violence
· Youth violence and criminal activity
· Bullying, including cyber bullying
· Sexual exploitation
· Relationship coercion/abuse
· Financial abuse
Possible signs of peer-on-peer abuse include:
· Refusing/reluctant to attend education
· Physical injuries
· Withdrawn, afraid, nervous and/or anxious, particularly in certain company
· Having no money for lunch/travel
· Poor mental health
How SRSCC Safeguards Our Learners
Every month, SR Supply Chain Consultants will be focusing on a specific safeguarding issue to raise awareness and encourage our learners and team to access the resources available to them.
For our existing learners:
If you have any concerns about a family member, friend, or maybe even yourself, please get in touch with one of our Team. This does not have to be a member of our safeguarding team; you can talk to any employee at SRSCC.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Kelly Little – firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Deputy – Jean Parry – Jean.email@example.com
Safeguarding Deputy – Laura Coffey – Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
However, if you feel a person is in immediate danger, please call 999.
You can make your report without leaving your name and contact details.