16/04/2019

Safeguarding in Apprenticeships - Are you doing enough?

Written by
Mark S
16/04/2019

Last week I attended the NSPCC Designated Safeguarding Officer 2-day course held at their Education and Training Centre in Leicester. Having worked in a few very successful (and a couple 'not so') training providers, and having completed copious online Safeguarding courses in my time, I figured that we had quite a robust policy and process in place at Apprentify https://apprentify.com/ …?

Reality...

Turns out, we have some work to do!
Has your provider got the following:

  • Documented role and responsibilities for your Designated Safeguarding Officers / Leads?
  • A Policy that considers Child and Adult Safeguarding disclosures?
  • CPD for all staff that is embedded and tested on a regular basis?
  • A strict Safer Recruitment process that is visible to potential applicants?
  • Established links with the relevant local authorities and Safeguarding Boards?
  • A Prevent/Safeguarding Risk Assessment that is reviewed regularly with evidence to support progression?

Taking the time to review your own practices by attending recognised courses/events can really 'open your eyes' to the potential improvements that can be implemented into your business, especially when they affect people's lives. 

Nobody can afford to sit still and believe they're doing 'enough' #continuousimprovement

Invigorated by my new learning, I'm off to update our Quality Improvement Plan, that is aligned to our Business GROWTH objectives https://apprentify.com/why/, as part of my new CLIMB Development Programme #lovemyjob #alwaysroomforimprovement #qualityimprovement


Blog Disclaimer

Any opinions expressed within the blog are those of the author and not necessarily held by Apprentify itself. Please be aware that information provided by this blog is subject to change. We recommend that you do not take any information held within as a definitive guide to the law or the relevant matter being discussed. You are advised to seek legal or professional advice where necessary rather than relying on the content supplied by the author(s) of this blog.

Leave a Reply

Recent Posts

Read our other amazing blog posts
07/01/2020
The Role of Digital in Modern Marketing

Digital dominates in modern marketing. Many of the traditional, seemingly foolproof promotional techniques have become obsolete, and companies are increasingly finding themselves depending on digital marketers for results. The rise of social media, search and PPC has signalled the end of marketing departments as advertising thinktanks. Today, they build systems and strategies, create content, construct […]

Read More
27/11/2019
Two Successsful Apprentify Apprenticeship Ambassadors

  Fantastic news as two Apprentify Apprentices Sipho Mangoye from People History Museum Manchester and Grace Collier from Making You Content recently attended the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Ambassadors training session.  Even better news is that they are now certified ambassadors and will now be educating young people on the value of going down the apprenticeship […]

Read More
12/11/2019
Apprentify & The Juice Academy announce partnership on Junior Content Producer

Ahead of its upcoming apprentice recruitment day on Thursday 14th November, which will see the multi award-winning apprenticeship programme recruit its 25th cohort, industry leaders, The Juice Academy has selected training provider, Apprentify, as its new partner. The Juice Academy, the not-for-profit brainchild of national communications agency, Tangerine, has been delivering apprenticeships in digital marketing […]

Read More
twitter-squarelinkedin-squarefacebook
%d bloggers like this: