Safeguarding Policy

The Real Consultancy Company (TRCC) is committed to ensuring that arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of its candidates.  Further, for those candidates aged 18 and under (young people), or in the case of adult learners with learning difficulties and disabilities, aged 25 and under, TRCC is committed to ensuring that it complies with its statutory duty under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and the Children Act 2004.

 

In addition to this, TRCC has similar duties and commitments to our candidates who fall under the Vulnerable Adults category, as defined by the ‘No Secrets’ Government guidance 'a person aged 18 years or over, who is in receipt of or may be in need of community care services by reason of 'mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation'.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Governing Board has overall responsibility and is supported in the delivery and monitoring of this policy by the Head of Assessment.

Policy

 

We recognise that because of their contact with the apprentices, assessment staff and support staff, we are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. TRCC will therefore:

 

  • Establish and maintain an environment where young people and vulnerable adults feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.

  • Ensure that young people and vulnerable adults know that there are designated staff at TRCC whom they can approach if they are concerned or upset.

 

In order to achieve the above TRCC will:

 

  • Ensure we have a designated lead professional member of staff responsible for child protection issues who has received appropriate training and support for this role.

  • Ensure every member of staff and relevant external parties knows the name of the designated lead professional member of staff.

  • Develop effective links with relevant agencies and cooperate as required with their enquiries regarding child protection matters including attendance at case conferences.

  • Keep confidential written records of concerns about learners, even where there is no need to refer the matter immediately.

  • Ensure that all records are kept securely; separate from the main learner files and in a locked location.

  • Ensure strict adherence to procedures when an allegation of any kind concerning learners is made against a member of staff.

  • Ensure safe recruitment practices are followed.