Safeguarding

Are you having problems at Alliance Learning, home, school or work?

Don't keep them to yourself, contact a member of Alliance Learning's Safeguarding Team who can arrange for additional and confidential support to be given to you. Our Safeguarding Team consists of our two designated Safeguarding Officers who are:

- Ashley Swift - Telephone: 01204 677864; Email: Ashley.Swift@alliancelearning.com 

- Lauren Brophy - Telephone: 01204 677896; Email: Lauren.Brophy@alliancelearning.com

What can the Safeguarding Team offer you?

- They will offer impartial and non-judgemental support and advice
- They will attempt to mediate learners and employers in order to resolve any disputes
- They will arrange to visit any learner either in the placement company, at any of Alliance Learning's training centres or any other mutually convenient venue
- They will offer ongoing support to any learner for as long as the learner requires
- They will offer career guidance to any learner during or on completion of their programme
- They will offer extensive guidance to any learner

Other useful contact details if a learner needs to speak to anyone for support: 

SupportLine (Any issues for people any age): Telephone: 01708 765200; email: info@supportline.org.uk

Frank (Concerns about drug or solvent misuse): Telephone: 0300 123 6600; website: www.talktofrank.com

Samaritans (for anyone): Telephone 116 123 or 08457909090; email: jo@samaritans.org

HOPELineUK (Suicidal thoughts - People under the age of 35): Telephone: 0800 068 41 41; Text: 07786209697; Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

The Mix (Help for people aged 25 and under on a range of issues, including bullying, depression, anxiety, anger issues, self-harm and much more): Telephone 0808 808 4994; website: www.themix.org.uk/

Brook Young People's Information Service (Sexual health advice for people aged 25 and under): Website: www.brook.org.uk

Runaway Helpline: Telephone: 116 000; Email: 116000@runawayhelpline.org.uk; Website: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk

Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme (Support young people who are homeless with support needs by offering accommodation, emotional and practical help with the aim of enabling independent living): Telephone: 01204 520183;  Email: mail@byphs.org.uk; Website: http://www.byphs.org.uk

Mind (Mental Health Issues): Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/

Remploy (Support and counselling for apprentices struggling with mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and low mood): Website: https://www.remploy.co.uk/individuals/support-work/workplace/support-apprentices

Hub of Hope (Directory for support services local to you): Website: https://hubofhope.co.uk/

ACAS (Free advice about employment rights): Website: https://www.acas.org.uk/

Kooth (Online anonymous support for young people): Website: https://www.kooth.com/

Please remember - you can talk to your Subject Specialist Tutor, the Alliance Learning Safeguarding Team or any member of Alliance Learning staff at any time.

PREVENT and British Values

What is the PREVENT duty?

PREVENT is the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy to stop people becoming radicalised and involved in violent extremism or supporting terrorism, in all its forms.

What responsibilities do employers have as part of the duty?

All employers are expected to support this strategy. This would require employers being vigilant to help to spot any issues; changes in attitude or behaviours; or any other concerns about a learner’s health and well-being, which may lead to them being vulnerable and susceptible to radicalisation and extremism.

What are British Values?

The 4 fundamental British values are:

Democracy
- Your opinion counts

The Rule of Law
- No one is above the law
- Laws protect everyone
- Innocent until proven guilty

Individual Liberty
- Freedom of speech

Respect and Tolerance
- All backgrounds and cultures
- All ages
- All genders and sexualities
- All religions and beliefs

What can you do for Alliance Learning?

- Abide by British Values and the PREVENT duty
- Never tolerate a lack of respect for individuals
- Celebrate difference and promote diversity
- Be inclusive and accepting of difference 

What can Alliance Learning do for you?

- Maintain a safe, respectful and mutually supportive environment
- Ensure that all of our employees, students, apprentices and contractors are aware of the Prevent Duty
- Provide training on the Prevent Duty and Alliance Learning’s duty of care in safeguarding our employees and
students
- Help students to become valuable and rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance,
regardless of background
- Establish a culture where there is shared commitment to valuing diversity and respecting differences

What can we all do?

- Maintain a safe, respectful and mutually supportive environment
- Ensure that all of our employees, apprentices and contractors are aware of the Prevent Duty
- Provide training on the Prevent Duty and Alliance Learning’s duty of care in safeguarding our employees and
students
- Help learners to become valuable and rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance,
regardless of background
- Establish a culture where there is shared commitment to valuing diversity and respecting differences. .

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation (PREVENT)

PREVENT

We all have a duty of care to be vigilant and help to stop the threat and spread of terrorism and extremism. We all need to be on the lookout to help prevent other people - whether it is friends, family or colleagues - from being radicalised and drawn into extremist views or terrorism. This is known as "The Prevent Duty" and your LDO will continue to talk to you about this during reviews.

What can you do?

We all use the internet every day - so if you happen to see anything you feel to be extremist or terrorist material online - whether it's photos, pictures, posters or general comments on forums, for example - press report this immediately using the link provided through the red button at the top of the page.

If you notice or suspect anything away from the internet, there is a confidential anti-terrorist hotline you can ring to report anything suspicious. This number can be found at the top right of the page. You can also text your concerns/suspicions to: 

0800 032 4539

More information can be found at https://act.campaign.gov.uk/

Please remember - you can talk to your Subject Specialist Tutor, our Safeguarding Team or any member of Alliance Learning staff at any time.