Dynamic Training is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners including young people and vulnerable adults. We have designated Safeguarding Officers who are trained to support both employers and learners.
Employers also have a responsibility to the learners they employ. As an employer of a learner, it is important that you understand your responsibilities to the learner and what safeguarding means to you.
Safeguarding is a proactive process of protecting and ensuring the safety and well-being of young and vulnerable learners. Safeguarding may involve instances in which a young or vulnerable learner is suffering or likely to suffer from harm or be at risk.
Any learner employed by your company and undergoing training and education with Dynamic Training and in particular learners who are under the age of 18 and any vulnerable adults over the age of 18.
Work based learning providers have a common law duty of care to take such steps that the young/vulnerable adult/learner is safe at all times. This does not just mean within the workplace, but also means to be able to identify and act on problems outside of the learners’ work.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the employees working alongside any learner are free from convictions, are of sound character and judgement and will not pose any threat or danger to learners.
Physical abuse – May involve hitting, shaking, throwing, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm to a child and vulnerable adult.
Psychological/Emotional Abuse - Is the persistent emotional ill-treatment of a child or vulnerable adult such as to cause severe and persistent effects on the child and vulnerable adult’s emotional development.
Neglect and acts of omission - Is the persistent failure to meet the child’s or vulnerable adult’s basis physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child or vulnerable adults health or development.
Sexual abuse - Involves forcing or enticing a child or vulnerable adult to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child or vulnerable adult is aware of what is happening.
Domestic violence - Can include psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional abuse; so called ‘honour’ based violence; Female Genital Mutilation; forced Marriage.
Modern slavery - encompasses slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude.
Discriminatory abuse - Including forms of harassment, slurs or similar treatment; because of race, gender and gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Organisational abuse - including neglect and poor care practice within an institution or specific care setting such as a hospital or care home, for example, or in relation to care provided in one’s own home.
Self neglect - This covers a wide range of behaviour neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings and includes behaviour such as hoarding.
Significant harm - Some children or vulnerable adults may be in need because they are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Internet grooming - Grooming is the process of getting to know and befriending a child with the intention of sexually abusing them.
Radicalisation and extremism - Some children and adults maybe exposed to extreme religious and social beliefs which could damage their own family relationships and risk their safety in society and aren't recognised as British Values
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