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Keeping you safe

Surrey Adult Learning (SAL) takes seriously its responsibility for creating an environment that promotes well-being and ensures personal safety, security and welfare.

SAL actively promotes British values, defined by the government as:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

By actively promoting these values, we aim to:

  • Keep you safe; all members of our staff and our volunteers are required to complete Safeguarding training including training on radicalisation;
  • Help you be a valuable member of society who treats others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background;
  • Celebrate difference and promote diversity;
  • Encourage an understanding of the difficulties other cultures face where such values are not respected.

In order to do this we:

  • Provide staff development and training;
  • Ensure learners have a voice that is listened to and valued;
  • Encourage learners to become responsible learners, critical thinkers and to actively participate in their own learning and development;
  • Promote British values in everything we do.
  • Challenge learners, staff, volunteers and other service users if they express opinions that are contrary to these values including extremist views.

Every member of our staff has a responsibility to help ensure your safety and welfare. If you are concerned in any way about the safety or wellbeing of yourself or someone else please contact one of our designated Safeguarding Officers below as soon as possible.

Some of the activities we use to promote British values:


  • Learner focus groups
  • Learner and partner satisfaction questionnaires
  • End of course evaluations
  • Curriculum activities

Rule of law:

  • Staff and volunteer ID badges
  • Policies: e.g. safeguarding policy; ending harassment bullying, discrimination and victimisation policy; E-safety policy
  • Observation guidelines

Individual liberty:

  • Health and wellbeing safeguarding
  • Prevent duty
  • Information, advice and guidance embedded in courses

Mutual respect:

  • Learner Charter
  • Annual calendar of events to celebrate difference and diversity e.g. LGBT history month, mental health awareness

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:

  • Annual calendar of religious festivals displayed on notice boards
  • Classroom and centre promotion and awareness raising of national events such as Diwali, Ramadan
  • Prevent Duty

Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Lisa Woodward
  • Email:
  • Tel: 01932 794504 Mobile: 07968 832 445

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Chrissie Walsh
  • Email:
  • Tel: 01932 794506 Mobile: 07968 833 357


  1. Hate Crime – Surrey Police. Easy Read factsheet (PDF) - Available on the Surrey Police website. A hate crime is when a crime is committed against you because of who you are. Tell the Police if a crime happens to you.
  2. Disability Hate Crime reporting book (PDF) - Available on the True Vision website. This book is for victims and witnesses of Disability Hate Crime. It contains a form that can be used to report Hate Crime.
  3. Staying Safe on the phone and on the internet Easy Read factsheet (PDF) - Available on the Surrey Police website.
  4. Mate Crime – Easy Read factsheet (PDF) - Available on the Surrey Police website.
  5. Keeping Secrets – Easy Read factsheet (PDF) - Available on the Surrey Police website.
  6. Little Book of Big Scams - This provides some great advice to defeat those who may wish to try and defraud us. The book is also available as an audio book.
  7. Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board - The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board helps and protects adults in Surrey who have care and support needs and who are experiencing, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect.

Files available to download