What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is defined by the Children’s Act 1989 and means that: Agencies and organisations working with young or vulnerable adults take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to the individual’s welfare are minimised.
Safeguarding for Employers
Gen2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners including young people and vulnerable adults. Employers also have a responsibility to the learners they employ. We also recognise that we have a duty to help employers, staff and learners to recognise their responsibilities, through guidance, support and training. As the employer of a learner, it is important that you understand your responsibilities to the learner and what safeguarding means to you.
For further information on your responsibilities as the employer of a learner, please consult the Gen2 Safeguarding for Employers Leaflet. To download the document please Click Here.
Who do we need to safeguard?
Any learner employed by your company and undergoing training and education with Gen2 and in particular learners who are under the age of 18 and any vulnerable adults over the age of 18.
Why is Safeguarding necessary for employed learners?
Work Based Learning providers have not been specifically named (in the Children’s Act) however in their duty to safeguard and protect they do 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 team working alongside any learners is free from convictions and of sound character and judgement and will not pose any threat or danger to learners.
To download the Gen2 Safeguarding Policy and Procedure, please Click Here.
Gen2 Safeguarding Designated Persons
- Beeby Bell - 01900 701300
- Heidi Clements - 01900 701300
Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board
5 Portland Square