WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING AND PREVENT?

Gi Group is responsible for ensuring that all Apprentices enjoy a safe workplace. We aim to successfully identify, report and escalate any concerns about an Apprentice’s wellbeing at work or at home.

We have a Safeguarding team who are able to provide you with advice and guidance, and they can be contacted on safeguarding@gigroup.com or 01246 264928.

We recognise our responsibility towards the wellbeing of our Employees and Apprentices, and we aim to safeguard them from any abuse that they might experience. Everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identification, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

For the above-mentioned reasons, we have devised relevant policies, that alongside our inclusive culture and proactive (and reactive) procedures, help to successfully prevent harmful circumstances.

Trainers and Employers encounter a variety of work-related or domestic issues on a daily basis, such as ones listed below:

  • A report or observation of bullying (emotional, physical, psychological, cyber, verbal etc.)
  • Grooming
  • Forced marriage
  • Abuse
  • Neglect

Gi Group devised a PREVENT Strategy, which envisages the education of all of our Trainers with regards to spotting and escalating to the Safeguarding Officer cases of Apprentices that appear vulnerable to radicalisation and/or terrorism. However, it is a collective responsibility to raise concerns regarding suspected radicalisation and terrorism.

If you need more information about your wellbeing, or if you want to report a concern, email safeguarding@gigroup.com

The Gi Group team is committed to actively promote British Culture & Values in everything they do. Equality and diversity form a strong thread throughout the services we deliver; Apprentices are encouraged to treat all people with equal respect, regardless of their age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief or sexual orientation. The culture in British society today is rich and diverse, and our aim is to ensure all of our Apprentices are equipped, through high quality training and work experience, to be an active citizen contributing to society.

BRITISH VALUES

The British Values are defined as:

 

  • Democracy – a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
  • The rule of the law – the “authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behaviour; (hence) the principle whereby all members of a society (including those in the government) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes”
  • Individual liberty – the liberty of an individual to exercise freely those rights generally accepted as being outside of governmental control
  • Mutual respect and tolerance – for those with different faiths and beliefs. Mutual respect and tolerance includes encouraging our learners/ employees to respect other people with particular regard to the protected characteristics of the Equality Act (2010)
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