As a company working with young people we have a duty and responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (young people aged 18 and under) and if vulnerable (or Adults in particular situations or activities) then the age is 19 and over and to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to identify, assess and support any child who is suffering harm.  A vulnerable/ adult in a particular situation or activity is a person who is or may be unable to care for himself/herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and may be in need of community care services.

What does safeguarding mean?

Safeguarding is taken to mean “all agencies working with children, young people and their families, take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risk of harm to children’s welfare is minimised” and “where there are concerns about children and young people’s welfare, all agencies take all appropriate actions to address these concerns, working to agreed policies and procedures”

This means that all staff in the GTA and Employers should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of a young person.

We will ensure that we work to the policies and procedures we have in place to safeguard all young people on our training programmes.

If you should ever feel unsafe for whatever reason then you can contact Rajinder Chibbra, Training Co-ordinator at Warwickshire GTA.  If Rajinder is not available then you can contact any of our staff.