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Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults Policy For National Apprenticeship Provision

January 2020


  1. Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Our policy is to take reasonable steps to promote and safeguard the welfare of any child, young person or vulnerable adult engaged in any activities on delivery partner sites.


  1. This policy has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of all relevant legislation, and is issued for the direction, guidance and information of all stakeholders. It is important for learners, staff and employers to be aware and understand their safeguarding responsibilities, to be able to recognise safeguarding concern, along with the reporting procedures for all safeguarding issues.


  1. In judging the quality of safeguarding we MUST evaluate the extent to which our stakeholders:
    1. Raise awareness of safeguarding issues amongst learners, staff delivery partners and employers
    2. Ensure a robust approach to the safe recruitment of staff, learners, delivery partners and employers through policies and procedures which incorporate current guidance and legislation
    3. Have effective arrangements in place to promote and maintain a safe learning environment
    4. Ensure that adults at risk know how to access information on safety from abuse and violence and know that there are staff they can approach to talk about concerns
    5. Provide information and training for staff on safeguarding and working with adults and young people at risk
    6. Ensure arrangements are in place to monitor and review safeguarding issues and procedures


  • Ensure safeguarding policies and procedures are in place
  • Ensure learners, employers and staff are aware of the safeguarding arrangements
  • Ensure learners are aware of the safeguarding team and Designated Safeguarding Person and how to contact them
  • Ensure learners are aware of how to report safeguarding concern

Statutory Framework

In order to protect young people and vulnerable adults MGTS will act in accordance with the following legislation and guidance:

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Group Act 2006
  • The Children’s Act 1989 and 2004
  • Sex Offender’s Act 2002
  • Education Act 2002 Section 175
  • Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007
  • Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Local authority Children’s Safeguarding Board
  • Vetting and Barring Guidance 2010
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Children and Families Act 2014

Quality Assurance

  1. This policy is to be reviewed annually by MGTS.
  2. MGTS will ensure that:
    1. MGTS has procedures and policies which are consistent with Government guidance on safeguarding
    2. It considers its safeguarding policy each year
    3. Each year it is informed of how the staff have complied with the policy
    4. A Safeguarding/Prevent Team will guide and monitor MGTS’ work in this area


Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.  It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Prevent strategy:

  • Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Works with a wide range of sectors [including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health] where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with

The strategy covers all forms of terrorism, including far right extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism.

Associated Policies:

Policy No 20 Safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults policy

Policy No 7 Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

Policy No 45 Prevent Strategy