New training, Prevent, Stalking

The Safeguarding Team New additional mandatory training for all staff: Safeguarding in ACL Know how ACL expects you to respond to a concern Understand the importance of and know how to access Learner Welfare and Safeguarding reporting forms for learners Understand the importance of keeping our learners informed about safeguarding and Prevent, who to report…

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Knife and Hate crime

The Safeguarding Team Knife Crime It is vital that we are informed about knife crime and that we pass this information on to our learners to help them keep safe. Reports tell us that knife related crimes are on the increase. In October 2019 figures showed that Southend had the highest number of knife crimes…

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Scams, Conspiracy theories

The Safeguarding Team I don’t like repeating myself but my enthusiasm for staff to take part in this activity must have been missed, therefore I have included it again in the hope that some of you will do this exercise.  It is really important that we can identify how well our learners understand Safeguarding. This…

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Video Challenge, Safeguarding Online

The Safeguarding Team Video Challenge (Thanks for the Oscar nominations!) To promote National Safeguarding Adults week, we set a small challenge to encourage you to think about online delivery and ensure you don’t miss concerns that may be happening in your classes. We asked you to view this video of a fictional class taking place…

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Safeguarding Online

The Safeguarding Team Numbers of safeguarding concerns being reported have reduced This is not a surprise for the following reasons: Enrolments are lower than usual Learners will find it harder to talk to tutors/staff when attending online courses Tutors will find it harder to identify concerning changes in behaviour in their learners when managing online…

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Suicide, Domestic Violence

The Safeguarding Team Increased risks With people spending a lot more time online and also having to cope with possible changes in routine, including support that may have previously been provided now either reduced or happening in very different ways, there has been an increase in both the issues addressed in this newsletter, It is…

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Far Right Extremism

The Safeguarding Team Extremism – Local risks – Far-Right Extremism In the uk the threat level in relation to terrorism is at the moment at substantial.   For the majority of regions in Essex, at this current time the highest risk of terrorism comes from Far- Right and Right Wing Terrorism. Activities which support such…

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