All of our students, apprentices, Talent Programme participants and staff have the right to feel safe. Accountancy Learning is fully committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from abuse and harm for all of these groups. This meets our moral, as well as a statutory, responsibilities to safeguard their welfare.
Our designated safeguarding lead is Rosauro Aala [email protected] 01392 435349.
Our deputy designated safeguarding lead is Antonio Buendia Castro [email protected]
All of our staff are vetted and assessed for their suitability to work with young people. Staff undergo training at least annually and safeguarding discussions feature in our regular meetings so that staff may more easily identify anyone who may be at risk. Safeguarding is built into our curriculum for apprentices so that they may also identify if they are at risk.
If we are concerned for the welfare of anyone for whom we are responsible we shall make ourselves available to listen to them. We apply a duty of confidentiality unless we are required to make a referral. We shall direct them to relevant support and resources and if necessary a safeguarding referral will be made to the relevant authorities. Depending on the circumstances, such a referral may be made without informing parents/guardians first.
What to do if you are worried that someone is at risk
If at risk of immediate harm then call the emergency services on 999 or 112.
Here are the numbers for local authority support:
- Plymouth 01752 668000 or in the evenings 01752 346984
- Rest of Devon 0345 155 1071 or in the evenings 0345 600 0388
- Cornwall 0300 123 1116 (children), 03001234 131 (adults) or in the evenings 01208 251300
- Somerset 0300 123 2224 or in the evenings 0300 123 23 27
NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000