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Whilst apprentices, as employees, are not covered by safeguarding as defined in The Children's Act 2004; Derwent Training Association and your employer still have a duty of care to ensure that all apprentices are studying and learning in a safe and healthy environment. 

Welfare and Well-being Checklist

Once your employers has confirmed that you will be starting an apprenticeship with them, we will visit them to complete a Welfare and Well-being Checklist but it is important to be aware of any issues so that they can be addressed to ensure that you are not at risk. Derwent Training Association will conduct regular tripartite reviews with your Assessor, employer and yourself where you can raise any issues. If you, or your employer feels it is too important to wait, then the concern should be reported immediatey by contacted the Safeguarding Officer, Gary Simm on, or on 01653 697698.

Radicalisation and Extremism

Derwent Training Association is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for everyone. We have a legal duty to work with other agencies to prevent vulnerable people from significant harm, and to respond to all safeguarding issues. Radicalisation is the process where individuals come to support terrorism or violent extremism in any form. We recognise the positive contribution we can make to protecting everyone from all types of radicalisation and extreme violence. 

Therefore, Derwent Training Association will continue to empower learners to create resilient communities that protect the well-being of everyone who may be drawn in to extremism or crime. This will be done through discussion in your class during monthly register briefings. 

Learners will also explore what it means to live and work in Britain. For example, this will include examining how democracy works and the part you play in that, discussing how tolerance and respects for those with faith and those with none is an important part of living in Britain, developing your own ideas and entrepreneurship.

If you have any Safeguarding or Prevent issues, please contact a member of the team below:

Click here to access Derwent Training’s Safeguarding and Prevent Policy

Helpful links for support and advice | Don't Suffer in Silence

  • Samaritans - Support if you are struggling to cope - 116 123 (24/7) | (24-hour response time)
  • PAPYRUS - Confidential suicide prevention for young people - 0800 0684141 |
  • Give us a Shout - Text helpline for anyone struggling and in need of immediate help - Text 'Shout' to 85258 (24/7)
  • Refuge - Helpline for women suffering from domestic abuse - 0808 2000 247 (24/7)
  •  Men's Advice Line - Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse - 0808 801 0327
  • Safeline - Specialised charity working to prevent sexual abuse. Available to men and women over 16. - 01926 402498.
  • Beat - Support for those, and their loved ones, who are dealing with an eating disorder - 0808 8010677
  • Frank - Honest information about drugs - 0300 1236600
  • Let's Talk About It - Working together to prevent terrorism
  • Educate Against Hate - Resources for Teachers, Parents and School Leaders to safeguard students from radicalisation.
  • Rehab4Addiction - Advice for those seeking recovery from addiction. 
  • Andys Man Club - A non-judgemental place where men can talk if they want, or just listen. Every Monday at 7pm.
  • GamCare - Free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling - 0808 8020 133
  • LGBT Foundation - Advice, support and information services to the LGBT+ community - 0345 3 303030
  • Switchboard - A confidential listening service for the LGBT+ community - 0300 330 0830

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 or visit your local A&E department.