Here at Keibra, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly, and safe environment for all our Apprentices, so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every Apprentice should be able to participate in all learning and social activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm.
We put the wellbeing of our Apprentices at the heart of what we do, and we are always here to listen.
What is Safeguarding?
Keibra has a duty to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children (under the age of 18), young and vulnerable people. This includes the need to ensure that all adults who work with children, young and vulnerable people are competent, confident, and safe to do so. Safeguarding means ‘recognising that the needs, wellbeing, and safety of all apprentices and staff and that actions relating to this are in line with legislation, recommendations, and guidelines. All adults who work with children, young and vulnerable people are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority, manage risk, use resources, and safeguard children, young and vulnerable people.
Local authorities have overarching responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young and vulnerable people in their area. This includes specific duties in relation to children (under the age of 18) in need and children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm, regardless of where they are found under sections 17 and 47 of the Children Act 1989 (amended 2004).
Whilst local authorities play a lead role, safeguarding children, young and vulnerable people and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who encounters children, young and vulnerable people have a role to play.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, young and vulnerable people and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children, young and vulnerable people from abuse and maltreatment, preventing harm, health, or development.
Meet our Designated Safeguarding Officers
You need to know who to turn to when you need to discuss your or someone else’s safety. At Keibra, there are two staff members who are responsible for working with apprentices to ensure your safety.
Meet the team behind our Keibra Safeguarding policies and procedures.
What does Safeguarding mean?
Safeguarding means ‘recognising that the needs, wellbeing, and safety’ of all apprentices and staff and that actions relating to this are in line with legislation, recommendations, and guidelines.
What are my responsibilities as an Employer?
- To understand what is meant by safeguarding and promote the welfare of Apprentices
- Be aware of your statutory duties towards the welfare of individuals
- Be familiar with our guidance on the reporting arrangements
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure employees working alongside Apprentices have had the relevant DBS checks and of sound character and judgement and will not pose as any threat or danger to Apprentices.
Does Safeguarding just apply to children?
The Safeguarding Policy for Keibra reflects the importance of our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our apprentices and staff by protecting them from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, and bullying.
What is the purpose of Keibra's Safeguarding Policy?
The main aims of this policy are to ensure that staff are working together and fully engaged in being vigilant about raising awareness, embedding, and monitoring safeguarding; that they overcome professional disbelief that such issues will not happen at Keibra and ensure that we work alongside other professional bodies and agencies to ensure that our apprentices and staff are safe from harm.
Here at Keibra, we are always trying to improve, this does not just mean we are trying to develop our apprenticeship delivery, but also the ways we can care for the safety and wellbeing of our apprentices.
For this reason, we offer safeguarding support 8am-6pm, 5 days per week. The first port of call should still be to complete the online form found above, or in an extreme emergency, call the police
The number is only to be used if it’s not an emergency, and assistance is required within 48 hours.
Discover more about the Safeguarding, Whistleblowing and Prevent Policies that we have in place for the benefit of everyone we work with and all the members of the Keibra team.
Our apprentices and employers are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re committed to delivering the best possible service for both parties. That’s why, alongside our marketing and learning and development qualifications, every member of our team is DBS checked and holds certificates in Prevent and Safeguarding training.