Safeguarding our learners at ITS

Independent Training Services Limited (ITS) has a statutory duty to promote and Safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and have due regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State. ITS recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children and vulnerable adults, and protect them from harm and abuse.

 We believe that every child and vulnerable adult, regardless of age, has at all times and in all situations a right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that results in them being physically, mentally or psychologically damaged.

 We agree that we have a responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the learners in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care and extended activities. In order to achieve this, all members of staff (including volunteers and trustees) at ITS, in whatever capacity, will at all times act proactively in welfare matters especially where there is a possibility that a person may be at risk of significant harm.

 ITS seeks to adopt an open and accepting attitude towards children and vulnerable adults as part of their responsibility for pastoral care. ITS hopes that learners will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see the training centre as a safe place if there are any difficulties at home.

 Learner’s worries and fears will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. However, staff cannot promise secrecy if concerns are such that referral must be made to the appropriate agencies in order to safeguard their welfare.

At ITS, if we have suspicions that a person’s physical, sexual or emotional well-being is being, or is likely to be, harmed, or that they are being neglected, we will take appropriate action in accordance with the procedures issued by Barnsley Safeguarding Children Board.