SAFEGUARDING & WELFARE
The Jaguar Apprenticeship Programme is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the apprentices enrolled on the programme and expects all staff and volunteers working within the programmes of learning to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which we operate within. All staff (including temporary, volunteers and senior management) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Apprentices, parents, carers and employers are welcome to read the policy which can be found below with other related policies.
On occasions there may be the need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about an apprentices’ welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our apprentices are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We also seek to ensure all our employees remain fit and healthy, both physically and emotionally. When we talk to our employees, we are open and honest, and try to support where we can, but also look for signs that might be affecting our colleagues adversely.
A friendly chat, mentor meeting or learner forum session with our employees can be used as a double check of their health and wellbeing, and can be used to open up topics for discussion and identify where support might be needed. For example, they might talk about changes to their employment situation or personal life, which may be causing additional strain on their daily life – often, it’s easier to open up to an outsider about these things than the people we work with on a daily basis.
The download (below) presents a summary of topics that might be used to support the engagement of the Apprentice in more topical matters, bringing to life and developing their own understanding of life in Modern Britain. The document is an example of one of the resources used by our traning teams to prompt meaningful and current discussion during apprenitce engagement activities.