Prevent and Safeguarding Policy




TTA PREVENT and Safeguarding Policy

1 Introduction
2 Overall Aims and Objectives of the Policy
3 What We Will Do
4 Accountability, Roles and Responsibilities
5 TTA Apprentices and Learners on other TTA Programmes
6 Safeguarding apprentices and learners on other TTA programmes, who may be vulnerable to exploitation, forced marriage, female genital mutilation or trafficking
7 Safer Recruitment & Selection of Staff, Associates and Volunteers
8 Staff Support
9 Partner/Subcontractor Provision
10 Related Policies and Documentation
11 Review of Prevent & Safeguarding Policy


1 Introduction

 The Prevent & Safeguarding Policy for TTA Limited reflects the importance of our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our apprentices, learners on other TTA programmes and staff by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, and bullying. We are committed to providing a caring, friendly, and safe environment for all our apprentices/learners so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every apprentice/learner should be able to participate in all learning and social activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.

Safeguarding is defined as:

  • Protecting children, young people and adults from maltreatment or things that are bad for their health or development
  • Protecting people’s health, well-being, and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse, and neglect
  • Making sure people’s well-being is promoted, taking their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs into account

TTA has a statutory requirement to protect the health, wellbeing, and human rights of adults at risk, enabling them to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and reduce both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.

TTA has a statutory requirement to promote the welfare of children in compliance with the DfE guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (July 2015).

TTA as a work-based learning provider has a statutory requirement under the provisions of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (CTSA) 2015, to comply effectively with the requirements of the Prevent Statutory Duty.


What is the Prevent Statutory Duty?

Section 26(1) of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act June 2015 (CTSA) imposes a statutory duty on “specified authorities”, when exercising their functions, “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

The CTSA goes on to say “There is an important role for further education institutions, including sixth form colleges and independent training providers, in helping prevent people being drawn into terrorism, which includes not just violent extremism but also non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularise views which terrorists exploit. It is a condition of funding that all further education and independent training providers must comply with relevant legislation and any statutory responsibilities associated with the delivery of education and safeguarding of learners”.

 The fundamental aims of Prevent, as part of the revised 2018 Contest Strategy ( are, “to safeguard vulnerable people to stop them becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism”.


What is the Purpose of Prevent?

Prevent aims to safeguard vulnerable individuals (children and adults) who may be at risk of potentially becoming involved in terrorist activities. It aims to support institutions such as schools, colleges, universities, and further education establishments where this may happen.


What is CONTEST?

CONTEST is the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy 2018. The aim of CONTEST is ‘to reduce the risk to the UK and its citizens and interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence’. The updated and strengthened strategy reflects the findings of a fundamental review of all aspects of counter-terrorism, to ensure we have the best response to the heightened threat in coming years from all forms of terrorism.

The counter-terrorism strategy will continue to be organised within the tried and tested strategic framework of the four P work strands, each comprising several key objectives:

CONTEST has four strands, often known as the four Ps. The aims of the four Ps are:

  • PREVENT – to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • PURSUE – to stop terrorist attacks
  • PROTECT – to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
  • PREPARE – to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack


What is Radicalisation?

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic, and social conditions, institutions, or ways of thinking. TTA recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.


What is Extremism?

Extremism is defined as holding the extreme political or religious views. As defined in the Government’s Counter Extremism Strategy 2015, Extremism is ‘the vocal or active opposition to our shared values. These include democracy and the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of other faiths and beliefs.’

TTA staff, associates, partners, subcontractors, and volunteers are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

This includes not discriminating against those with protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010:

Age Disability

Gender reassignment Marriage and Civil Partnership Pregnancy and maternity Race

Religion and belief Sex

Sexual orientation


What is Safeguarding?

 The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 legislation brings together the legislative framework of measures to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. These measures include:

  • Promotion of an individual’s health and development.
  • Ensuring the safety and care of an individual
  • Ensuring each individual is offered the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention from bullying and harassment

The term safeguarding embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep our apprentices, learners on other TTA programmes and staff safe.


What is Terrorism?

An action that endangers or causes serious violence to a person/people, causes serious damage to property, or seriously interferes or disrupts an electronic system. The use of threat must be designed to influence the Government or to intimidate the public and is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, or ideological cause.


What is Channel?

Channel is an early intervention multi-agency process designed to safeguard vulnerable people from being drawn into violent extremist or terrorist behaviour. Channel is designed to work with individuals of any age who are at risk of being exploited by extremist or terrorist ideologues. The Process is shaped around the circumstances of each person and can provide support for any form of radicalisation or personal vulnerabilities. Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:

  • Identifying individuals at risk
  • Assessing the nature and extent of that risk
  • Developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned

Sections 36 to 41 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 set out the duty on local authorities and partners of local panels to provide support for people vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism.


2 TTA Prevent & Safeguarding Policy Overall Aims and Objectives


The main aims of this policy are to ensure that staff are fully engaged in being vigilant about raising awareness; and they ensure that we work alongside other professional bodies and agencies to ensure that our apprentices, learners, and staff are safe from harm.


The objectives of this policy are:

  • All staff will understand what radicalisation and extremism are and why we need to be vigilant
  • All apprentices, learners on other TTA programmes and staff will be made aware of the TTA policies, procedures and guidelines that are in place to keep them safe from harm
  • All managers will take responsibility for reviewing the systems in place to ensure they are appropriate, supportive, and effective.

It is recognised that apprentices/learners or staff with low aspirations are more vulnerable to radicalisation. TTA strive to ensure that all learning programmes promote respect, tolerance and diversity and apprentices and staff are encouraged to share their views and recognise that they are entitled to have their own different beliefs.

Apprentices/learners and staff are briefed during their induction process about how to stay safe when using the Internet and social media. They are advised to seek help if they are concerned or upset about anything they read or see on the internet or social media. There are specific policies in place that address the safe use of IT and social media.

TTA staff, associates, partners, subcontractors, and volunteers will undertake appropriate training to ensure that they are clear about their role and responsibilities including their statutory safeguarding duties. Training events and resources are available, some mandatory, to ensure that staff are made aware of the threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in relation to radicalisation and how they can identify these at an early stage.


3 What We Will Do


  • Have defined roles and responsibilities with regards to safeguarding
  • Ensure we practice safe recruitment by checking the suitability of staff, associates and volunteers who have access to children, young people or adults who may be considered as vulnerable
  • Raise staff awareness of Safeguarding issues such as minimising risk, recognising abuse, and treating all learners with respect
  • Educate apprentices and learners on other TTA programmes to help them develop the skills needed to keep themselves safe in the workplace
  • Provide clear, comprehensive, easily understood procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse
  • Raise awareness of how to deal with requests for help and support on a confidential basis
  • Working in partnership with local Safeguarding boards and Child Protection agencies where applicable

Promote to all staff, associates, partners, subcontractors and volunteers the importance of:

  • Being familiar with this safeguarding policy and all related policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all TTA Safer Recruitment processes and checks
  • Undertake regular training as provided by TTA in relation to Prevent and safeguarding – annual Prevent awareness and safeguarding training is mandatory
  • Be alert to signs and indicators of abuse (see HR026e for definitions of abuse)
  • Be involved in the implementation and integration of support plans for apprentices and all learners on TTA programmes
  • Know how to record and report concerns immediately and to whom (see Safeguarding & Prevent Team Contacts List)


4 Accountability, Roles, and Responsibilities


The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility. TTA does not investigate individual child protection or adult cases or referrals. TTA is not the statutory authority for the conduct of enquiries into specific cases; therefore, TTA staff and associates need to follow the TTA safeguarding procedures to ensure that all allegations or suspicions of abuse or significant harm to a child, young person or vulnerable adult is dealt with swiftly.

It will be the responsibility of the Designated Safeguarding & Prevent Lead to make the decision and then report the case to the relevant statutory agency. TTA will share all relevant information with the respective statutory agency (Police or Social Services). In the absence of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, a Deputy Safeguarding Lead in consultation with a director, may make the decision and report a concern/case to the relevant statutory agency.

Specific roles and responsibilities concerning Safeguarding are detailed below:

The nominated Safeguarding & Prevent Lead (who is a member of the Board of Directors) will take leadership responsibility for the organisation’s safeguarding and Prevent arrangements.


The TTA Safeguarding & Prevent Team will:

Be responsible for creating and driving a positive culture and ethos where safeguarding is an important part of everyday life

Undertake regular and appropriate training for their role as a member of the Safeguarding & Prevent Team

Review the Prevent & Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and their effectiveness, and update on an annual basis as appropriate

Have designated safeguarding staff in place which includes the nominated Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Safeguarding & Prevent Leads, Prevent & Safeguarding Officers, and a Safer Recruitment Officer

Share and disseminate information, knowledge, and good practice across the business, and lead by example

Meet on a regular basis to review all matters in relation to Prevent and safeguarding, including minute discussions and disseminate the minutes to other teams


The Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead will:

Report Prevent and safeguarding concerns and matters to the Board

Undertake regular and appropriate training for the role

Consult as appropriate, and make the decision to, then report any serious matters to the relevant statutory agency, sharing relevant information with the respective statutory agency (Police or Social Services).

Have access to safeguarding files which are otherwise restricted


Deputy Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Leads

There are nominated deputies who are trained and competent to fulfil the role and responsibilities of the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead in the absence of the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead


Safeguarding Officers

All Operational Delivery Managers are trained Safeguarding Officers – they will:

Be responsible and accountable for the embedding of safeguarding across their area(s) of operational delivery

Be responsible and accountable for all aspects of Prevent & Safeguarding and ensure that their staff understand their responsibilities to promote welfare amongst their learners

Take an organisational approach and ensure that safeguarding is embedded into apprenticeship, learner and staff practice and experience

Set clear objectives for L&D coaches to support and empower their learners to keep themselves safe

Target L&D coaches to carefully assess risks and put in place and that risk reduction measures are implemented for all work tasks and activities

Undertake regular and appropriate training for the role

Safeguarding Officers will liaise with the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead/Deputies on all safeguarding issues that come to their attention

Work with the Quality & Compliance Manager to ensure safeguarding is included in self-assessment activities and the SAR


The Safe Recruitment Officer will:

Undertake regular and appropriate training for the role

Be up to date with all legislative and compliance requirements

Review TTA’s Recruitment and Selection Policy, Procedures, documents, and forms annually or where legislative changes require an earlier review

Ensure all staff involved in recruitment, selection and interview processes are suitably trained and undertake Safer Recruitment training

Understand the role of the Disclosure and Barring Service and comply with its vetting and barring requirements

Request sight of original DBS disclosures for all candidates attending interview for learner facing roles; and recorded on the Single Central Register

Ensure DBS disclosures for all TTA staff are updated every three years

Instruct operational delivery managers to carry out a risk assessment with any new member of the operational delivery team where a Disclosure is not readily available

Facilitate Prevent and safeguarding training for all staff and associates including refresher training; sharing all training initiatives and training opportunities with partner/subcontractor organisations


Managers, IQAs, Quality and Compliance team members, Specialists & key staff:

Are responsible and accountable for ensuring that apprentices and all learners attending TTA programmes work within a safe, secure and healthy environment, and where there is the slightest concern, this is immediately reported

Play a part in ensuring that this policy and associated procedures and documents are implemented effectively and consistently across all delivery

Liaise with the Safer Recruitment Officer (who is the HR Manager) to ensure that staff and the delivery team have appropriate instruction, training, and development to enable them to fulfil their Prevent and safeguarding responsibilities and to work safely

L&D coaches include Prevent and Safeguarding in Schemes of Work, Lesson Plans, Observations and the learner journey for training and delivery staff

IQA team will talk to apprentices/learners at observations and assessments to check their awareness of this policy, and where they are not, report this to the respective operational delivery manager and the Prevent & Safeguarding team

IQA team will monitor the performance of the training and delivery team by various tools and methods for example participate in One-to-One process, OTLA, Observations of Assessment and IQA field visits to ensure policy requirements and Company standards are being met/adhered to and good practice shared

Ensure that any incident of suspected or alleged abuse is reported appropriately and timely to the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead/Deputy Prevent & Safeguarding Lead(s) or a designated Safeguarding Officer

Lead by example and abide by the TTA Code of Conduct


Direct Delivery Learning & Development Coaches and Tutors

Must attend Prevent and safeguarding training including refresher training – this may be an event, online seminar or on-line – when requested and in a timely manner

Be alert and take responsibility for ensuring you know how to identify signs of abuse and risk to apprentices and how to report it

Immediately refer concerns to your immediate manager, who will ensure the matter is sensitively investigated in the first instance; and who will inform the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead/deputy in the absence of the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead Be prepared to listen to and take seriously the concerns of apprentices and learners on other TTA programmes, staff, colleagues, or carers

Write down details clearly word for word – the learner’s words not your interpretation

Ensure all paperwork is treated confidentially and provided to the Designated Prevent & Safeguarding Lead/deputy who will maintain all documentation in a secure environment Abide by the TTA Code of Conduct

Always set a good example to learners by your own exemplary behaviour.


5 TTA Apprentices and Learners on other TTA Programmes


As a provider of 16-18 Apprenticeship programmes, TTA Learning & Development Coaches, tutors, IQAs, specialists, staff and associates will regularly encounter young people.


TTA may also provide training programmes in prisons and YOI’s, where some L&D coaches, tutors, IQAs, specialists and staff will encounter adults and young people detained in custody.


Although our main adult training programmes are with employed adults who would not normally fall into any of the above categories, we should be aware that a proportion of our learners may experience challenges such as language difficulties – where the learner’s first language may not be English; and may be the subject of potential discrimination and racial abuse; or have a poor understanding of their rights and responsibilities at work. Also, some of our apprentices/learners encounter adults as part of their daily work in care homes and hospitals. These adults may have mental health difficulties or a disability that puts them into the legal definition of ‘vulnerable’.


TTA seeks to protect children, young people, and vulnerable adults against the messages of all violent extremism including, but not restricted to, those linked to Islamist ideology, or to Far Right, Neo Nazi, White Supremacist ideology, Irish Nationalist and Loyalist paramilitary groups, and extremist Animal Rights movements.


The TTA Safeguarding & Prevent Team will work with managers, specialists, and staff to support them in the assessment of levels of risk within the organisation and at learner sites and centres; to put actions in place and discuss risk with employers, partners, and subcontractors as appropriate, where it is considered that learners may be at risk of radicalisation.


Numerous factors can contribute to and influence the range of behaviours that are defined as violent extremism, but most young people do not become involved in extremist action. For this reason, the appropriate interventions in any case may not have any specific connection to the threat of radicalisation, for example, they may address mental health, learning difficulties, relationship, or drug/alcohol issues.


6 Safeguarding apprentices and learners on other TTA programmes who may be vulnerable to exploitation, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, or trafficking


Exploitation is the deliberate maltreatment, manipulation or abuse of power and control over another person. It is taking advantage of another person or situation usually, but not always, for personal gain. Exploitation comes in many forms, including:

  • Slavery
  • being controlled by a person or a group
  • forced labour
  • domestic violence and abuse
  • sexual violence and abuse
  • human trafficking


Recognising signs of harm or abuse – You might become aware that an individual is at risk of harm when:

  • you see or hear something
  • they tell you about abuse, exploitation or neglect happening to them
  • a friend, family member or somebody tells you something that causes you concern
  • you notice injuries or physical signs that cause you concern
  • you notice the victim or abuser behaving in a way that alerts something may be wrong


What is child sexual exploitation?

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Young people may be given gifts like alcohol, cigarettes, accommodation, or drugs in return for sexual activity. CSE offenders may:

  • have power over a young person by age, gender, intellect, or strength of money
  • young people may be groomed on-line on social media
  • young people may be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol in return for sex
  • victims may be tricked into thinking they are in a loving


The Home Office recently published County Lines Guidance on Criminal Exploitation of children and vulnerable adults; September 2018. This guidance is primarily aimed at staff who work with children, young people and potentially vulnerable adults, including professionals working in education, health, housing, benefits, law enforcement (police) and related partner organisations.


The UK Government defines county lines as a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.


Forced Marriage

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities or reduced capacity, cannot) consent to the marriage as they are pressurised, or abuse is used, to force them to do so. It is recognised in the UK as a form of domestic or child abuse and a serious abuse of human rights. The pressure put on people to marry against their will may be:

  • Physical – for example, threats, physical violence, or sexual violence
  • Emotional and psychological – for example, making someone feel like they are bringing ‘shame’ on their family
  • Financial abuse – for example taking someone’s wages, may also be a factor

The government is committed to ensuring that professionals who are made aware of a forced marriage victim have the training and guidance they need to provide effective advice and support. The Forced Marriage Unit publish free on-line publications including multi-agency practice guidelines: handling cases of forced marriage, which provides step-by-step advice for frontline workers, including health professionals, educational staff, police, children’s social care, adult social services and local authority housing and multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage, which provides guidance for all persons and bodies who exercise public functions in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003. It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The FGM mandatory reporting duty is a legal duty provided for in the FGM Act 2003 (as amended

by the Serious Crime Act 2015). The legislation requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to make a report to the police where, in the course of their professional duties, they are either:

  • Are informed by a girl under 18 that an act of FGM has been carried out on her; or
  • Observe physical signs which appear to show that an act of FGM has been carried out on a girl under 18 and they have no reason to believe that the act was necessary for the girl’s physical or mental health or for purposes connected with labour or birth

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 made it a criminal offence in England, Wales, and Scotland to force someone to marry. (It is a criminal offence in Northern Ireland under separate legislation). This includes:

  • Taking someone overseas to force them to marry (whether the forced marriage takes place)
  • Marrying someone who lacks the mental capacity to consent to the marriage (whether they are pressured to or not)


TTA has links to Prevent Teams including Northumbria and other Police authorities; as well as links with Dept of Education, Government agencies, local authorities, and Safeguarding Boards to keep up to date on the latest advice and guidance in relation to keeping individuals safe from other vulnerabilities and forms of exploitation.


Our staff and associates are supported and given guidance and training to help them recognise warning signs and be aware of learners who may be considered vulnerable and therefore susceptible to being exploited. This may include experts or members of the Prevent team talking to the staff and provision of training and awareness sessions.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputies and Safeguarding Officers know where to go for further advice and guidance, as necessary.

Where there are risk factors suspected or present, then this must be immediately reported to the respective Operational Manager who is a Safeguarding Officer, as well as keeping the Designated Safeguarding Lead (or deputy) informed and updated.


TTA will work in partnership with appropriate agencies in the best interests of the learner and we will cooperate with any enquiries that take place because of a risk factor being investigated.


All TTA staff and associates working within our organisation have a duty to report any potential safeguarding concerns about an individual’s behaviour towards a colleague, apprentice, or learner on another TTA programme, immediately.


7 Safer Recruitment and Selection of Staff, Associates & Volunteers

 Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic and/or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history, and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job.

All recruitment materials will include reference to TTA’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our apprentices and learners on other TTA programmes.

All TTA staff involved in the recruitment, selection and appointment of staff are expected to abide by TTA recruitment requirements and practices without exception; and to lead by example.

When selecting and recruiting staff the TTA Recruitment Policy will be adhered to by all those involved in the interview process; this includes.

  • A statement in all job descriptions regarding TTA’s commitment to Prevent and Safeguarding
  • At interview candidates will be questioned on their understanding of Prevent and Safeguarding
  • Candidates must provide their current DBS Check to the HR Manager at interview and a copy will be taken and confidentially held/recorded on SCR
  • All staff, associates, and volunteers, who will have access to children, young people or adults will be DBS checked as required and appropriate in line with government and DBS requirements/guidelines
  • DBS Checks will be carried out every three years as appropriate for all TTA delivery staff who have direct contact with children, young people, and adults
  • TTA’s policies and procedures for Prevent and Safeguarding are covered in staff induction and the TTA worker will be required to sign the Code of Conduct
  • All staff, associates and volunteers will undertake regular training as appropriate in relation to recruitment, selection, and interviewing skills
  • HR staff will be qualified in ‘safer recruitment’ and will undertake regular refresher training as appropriate


8 Staff Support


TTA recognise the stressful and traumatic nature of child and vulnerable adult protection work. We will support staff by providing an opportunity to talk through their anxieties with their Operational Manager Safeguarding Officer and/or the Designated Safeguarding Lead/deputy safeguarding lead; and to seek further support as appropriate.


9 Partner and Subcontractor Provision


All operational directors and managers have a duty to ensure that each partner or subcontractor is made aware of TTA’s requirements in relation to Prevent and Safeguarding without exception. Operational managers responsible for areas of provision – specifically apprenticeships, Adult Education Budget, Traineeships – are also responsible for ensuring that a robust due diligence process is carried out with every potential partner/subcontractor to scrutinise and assure ourselves that we do not inadvertently engage with any partner/subcontractor who may have links with extremist groups, or companies/businesses that may have any link with extremist groups. TTA operate in line with Government/ESFA Apprenticeship funding rules for training providers – contracting and subcontracting –responsibilities of providers and their subcontractors, including those organisations that are not registered on the Register for Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). TTA have in place a robust due diligence and on-boarding procedure for all potential/prospective partner/subcontractor organisations. TTA will also ensure that all parties are aware of current Government legislation, guidelines, and papers to ensure that its own policies, procedures, and documentation are kept up to date and meet those protocols as published from time to time.


All operational directors and managers working with partners and subcontractor organisations must ensure the following:

  • All partner/subcontractor organisations who may potentially work with and deliver training on behalf of TTA have dutifully gone through the due diligence and on-boarding process and that all checks and balances are in place before delivery begins.
  • All organisations delivering training on behalf of TTA are be made aware of TTA policies and procedures, in particular TTA Prevent & Safeguarding policy and the TTA Safeguarding & Child Protection policy and all related safeguarding and Prevent procedures and guidelines.
  • Partner/subcontractor organisations are provided with a copy of this policy for their information and attention
  • If the partner/subcontractor organisation has its own safeguarding procedures these will be reviewed by the Director for Curriculum, Quality & Compliance, Quality Assurance Manager and HR Manager so that its contents can be scrutinised and audited for effectiveness and appropriateness. If they do not have their own policy/procedures in place, partners/subcontractors will be provided with copies of all TTA policies and procedures in relation to Prevent and Safeguarding and will be expected to adopt and abide by their contents and requirements.
  • Partners and Subcontractors will be given access to the TTA SharePoint system and should be specifically directed to the Prevent & Safeguarding Management section, Health, Safety & Welfare and Equality Diversity & Inclusion sections.
  • Partners/Subcontractors are required to report Safeguarding issues or concerns and related Health & Safety incidents/accidents immediately to the TTA Operational Director/Manager responsible for that area or provision and with whom they work with, or the Director for Curriculum, Quality & Compliance, in line with the respective reporting requirements, and in accordance with ESFA Funding body At regular intervals the operational director/manager for that area of provision will identify where refresher training is required by that partner/subcontractor organisation.
  • Regular visits, audits and observations will be carried out either announced or unannounced, at partner/subcontractor premises by the Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Coordinator, or member of the TTA Quality & Observation Team.


10 Review of Prevent & Safeguarding Policy


This Prevent & Safeguarding Policy will be reviewed on an annual basis or earlier if required due to changes in legislation or best practice.

Gillian Ashcroft

For and on behalf of TTA Limited