Safeguarding what to do

The TEC Partnership is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for young people, vulnerable adults and ensuring that action is taken to support them if any concerns are raised.

Safeguarding at the TEC Partnership is about making sure everyone is safe from harm and we all have a part to play:

  • The TEC Partnership – by providing an environment that promotes safeguarding
  • Staff – by helping to make campuses a safe place to learn and to respond to concerns
  • Learners – by acting responsibly and reporting any concerns

We all have a right to feel safe from harm - this may be:

  • Physical – being hurt or causing hurt to others
  • Neglect – not being looked after/cared for properly
  • Emotionally – being belittled or degraded or being made to feel inadequate by others
  • Sexually – doing sexual things that you don’t want to do
  • Bullying – in person or electronically on the internet or by texting

We all have a right to feel safe from harm - this may be:

  • Not cause harm or offence to others by your behaviour
  • Not use social networking, mobile phones or other electronic equipment to cause harm to others – this is bullying
  • Act as you would expect to be treated – with respect and dignity
  • Enjoy your relationships on equal terms and on a basis you are comfortable with
  • If you are harmed or abused by others – report it to a member of staff

The TEC Partnership staff can provide access to support and help you deal with many issues affecting your safety and well being

So, if there is time when you have concerns, are unhappy or you are worried about the welfare of another learner there is always someone you can talk to:
  1. You may want to speak to your tutor or support worker
  2. If you would prefer to speak to a Safeguarding Representative, all of their contact details can be seen on the safeguarding website
  3. If you want to speak directly to the Safeguarding Officer, you can contact us on 01472 311222, Ext 474
  4. The TEC Partnership has a safeguarding duty phone and you can text a concern to 07920860241 (Texts may be charged at your normal rate). If you do choose to use this service, the safeguarding team will receive your text and they will text you back and arrange to meet up with you.

Please remember, whoever you speak to may in turn refer you to the Safeguarding Officer for further guidance. If there is a serious issue which may result in serious harm being cause to someone, then they may have to consult appropriate outside agencies and act accordingly.

Learners should be assured that all disclosures and/or reports of concerns or suspicions will be taken seriously and dealt with sensitively and respectfully in accordance with the relevant local guidelines.

The NCA's CEOP Command is here to help children and young people

We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world.

We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.

Visit our Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

To contact our Safeguarding Coordinator | Call 07920860241 or email [email protected]uk

Need to contact The TEC Partnership?

Please use the information buttons to contact or find where our campuses are located throughout the United Kingdom. Telephone: 0800 315002 | Email: [email protected]