Safeguarding and Policies
Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.
At PVC we are committed to providing a safe, secure, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of individuals, that is free from discrimination or bullying where everyone is able to learn and develop happily. We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of young people and adults. Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the centre and shared with the learner’s school where relevant.
Parents and carers send their young people to us with the expectation that our centre provides a safe and secure environment in which they can flourish. We must ensure that this expectation becomes reality. To achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:
Our Board of Trustees keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Centre Manager provides bi-monthly updates on safeguarding as part of the report to Board. The Board of Trustees appoints a named Board Member to oversee safeguarding at PVC.
Our Safeguarding Team
Board of Trustees
Useful Contact Numbers
USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS
Preston Vocational Centre
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead: Martin Grayston 07976 863842
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Dan Whalley 01772 880680
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Laura Newing 01772 880680
Trustee Designated Safeguarding Lead 07828 144774
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Lancashire Safeguarding Children’s Board: 01772 536954
Whistleblowing advice line: For anyone concerned about how workplace child protection issues are being handled: 0800 028 0285 – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday
Childline: 0800 1111