This section is for learners who have concerns about their own, or someone else’s, health, safety or welfare. This might include homelessness, abuse or questions about the Prevent duty.

You can contact our trained safeguarding team 24 hours a day on or call 0333 577 2557 (leave a message if outside office hours)

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Umbrella Training Safeguarding Statement

Umbrella Training is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all stakeholders by taking all reasonable steps to protect them from harm and accepts its corporate responsibility for the well-being and safety for its stakeholders including children and vulnerable adults.

The company recognises its responsibility and acknowledges that it is the duty of Umbrella Training’s workforce in its entirety to uphold British Values and to safeguard the welfare of all stakeholders by creating an environment that protects them from harm and reduces any potential risks of being exposed to violence, extremism, exploitation or victimisation.

Therefore, employees, volunteers, delivery partners and contractors will at all times show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of all parties and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles, values and culture of our organisation and be aware and follow current legislation regarding the safeguarding of all stakeholders.

Our policy sets out, in detail, the roles and responsibilities of all parties in providing a safe working and learning environment whereby everyone is protected from abuse of any kind.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children/ vulnerable adults and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:
protecting children/ vulnerable adults from abuse and maltreatment.
preventing harm to children’s health or development.
ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
taking action to enable all children/ vulnerable adults and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

What are British Values?

the rule of law.
individual liberty.
mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

What is the prevent policy?

PREVENT is a key part of the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Early intervention is at the heart of PREVENT in diverting people away from being drawn into terrorist activity. PREVENT happens before any criminal activity takes place.

Talk to your Apprenticeship Caseload Manager who will work with you on this policy.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Apprenticeships

What does Equality, Diversity and Inclusion means to employers?


This can mean different things to different people. However, there is broad agreement that It’s about making sure everyone is treated fairly. This involves:

Removing barriers which people may face due to their differences
Eliminating discrimination
Offering the same access to employment opportunities.


This is about recognising and valuing people’s differences – for example, their backgrounds, skills, and experiences.

This is part of engagement: ensuring that no-one is excluded from opportunities to fulfil their potential because of any of those protected characteristics.


Having a positive EDI culture is important as it helps people to achieve their full potential, which makes for a more committed and productive workforce. Providers have a role in encouraging employers to consider how they might diversify their workforce and enrich their staff complement.

Watch this short video explaining discrimination and protected characteristics at work.
Watch this video on British Values courtesy of Leyton Sixth Form College

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