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Safeguarding and the Prevent Strategy

Prevent

Prevent is part of the Government's counter-terrorism approach to tackling radicalisation. It is designed to support people who are at risk of joining extremist groups and carrying out terrorist activities. We have received the following reminder from one of our local Prevent Officers in Surrey Police:

Please report possible terrorist activity in the UK, or that might affect the UK. Even if you're not sure, please let us know so that we can investigate. It is vital that everyone knows how to report suspicious behaviour relating to terrorism. These reports can be made via police 101 or online via How to report possible terrorist activity.

Metropolitan Police - report possible terrorist activity

If you have any concerns you can also speak to one of our Safeguarding team whose contact details are below.

The week commencing 19 February 2018 was our 'Prevent week' when we had a display at each of our centres promoting Prevent; your tutor may have specifically discussed this with you. If you would like to feedback your thoughts on how SAL promotes Prevent or Safeguarding in general, Lisa our Safeguarding Officer would like to hear from you.

Safeguarding

We are proud that learners feel able to talk to us when they are facing difficulties or challenges in their lives. Usually learners choose to speak to their tutor in the first instance but sometimes learners speak to another member of SAL staff or contact one of the Safeguarding team directly. During the 2017 Autumn Term, 26 concerns or disclosures were passed to our Safeguarding team Lisa or David either by SAL staff or by learners. To support this important work Chrissie Walsh is now our second Deputy Safeguarding Officer. We are in the process of updating our Safeguarding posters to include Chrissie's details but they are included below:

SAL Safeguarding Team

  • Lisa Woodward, Safeguarding Officer - 01932 794504 or 07968 832445
  • Chrissie Walsh, Deputy Safeguarding Officer - 01932 794506 or 07968 833357

Internet safety

A handy pocket-sized leaflet has been produced by the charity South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) which gives parents, grandparents and carers ideas to consider about internet safety and useful links on the following topics:

  • Gaming
  • Bullying
  • Live streaming
  • Apps
  • Instant messaging

The leaflet can be downloaded for free or printed copies purchased from:

Online safety guidance for parents

If you would like further details but are unable to access the website, please speak to one of the Safeguarding team.

Focus on domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is never 'just' physical abuse. It is psychological, emotional, financial, sexual … anything at all in fact where one individual is exerting constant intimidating behaviours over their partner or family members. So what can you do …

  1. In an emergency always call 999.
  2. Speak to one of the SAL Safeguarding Officers.
  3. Call the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse (Your Sanctuary) helpline on 01483 776822. This is open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm.
  4. Speak to your GP in confidence.

Visit Surrey against domestic abuse website for more information.

  • Updated: 06 Aug 2019

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