Safeguarding

Basingstoke ITEC is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of young people up to the age of 18 and for vulnerable adults aged 19-24 who are enrolled on any of our programmes. Safety and well being or ‘safeguarding’ covers a number of important topics such as:
– General well being i.e. healthy lifestyle
– Health & Safety
– Protection from harassment/bullying
– Freedom from abuse
– Help and support when you have a Safeguarding issue

Our support covers all organised and supervised activity including time at Basingstoke ITEC for learning, any work place activity such as an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Work Experience and other off-site activities such as trips or visits.

Access to advice and guidance
Basingstoke ITEC will always have a qualified Safeguarding Officer who can provide you with advice, guidance and support should you wish to talk about something that is bothering you. You might want to talk about an issue affecting you directly or someone that you know and Basingstoke ITEC will do its best to either resolve an issue or obtain the help of dedicated professionals such as social services.


Challenging bad behaviour and abuse
Basingstoke ITEC staff will always challenge any behaviour that undermines the safety and wellbeing of others. Abuse of any kind is not tolerated and we will immediately intervene where there is evidence of harassment or bullying. All staff and learners at Basingstoke ITEC should feel empowered to challenge unacceptable behaviour or turn to our safeguarding lead if they have seen or heard examples of unacceptable behaviour.
If anyone has any concerns regarding the well-being of any of our learners, then please contact one of our Safeguarding Team members by asking at Reception, call us on 01256 471 161 or email [email protected]

What is Prevent?

Prevent is a Government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. It is part of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy. It covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

The Threat

Although extremely rare in the UK, terrorism is a danger to us all. The local communities can be threatened by a minority of people who encourage or glorify violence in the name of a political ideology or a religion. The most severe threat to the UK is currently from people returning from international war zones. Other threats include people who adopt racist or anti-religious views.

Our Duty Of Care

Basingstoke ITEC is a Government funded organisation and have a legal duty of care to prevent young people becoming or supporting terrorists. This means we have a responsibility to protect young people from extremists or violent views. We do this by educating them to the dangers of extremism and radicalisation and promoting British values.

Our Aim

We want to help our learners by preventing them from being drawn into terrorism or extremist violence.
We therefore endeavour to:
  • Integrate Prevent Duty in our teaching and learning
  • Guide and support our learners
  • Challenge extremist ideology, prejudices and racist comments
  • Raise employer and stakeholder awareness
  • Promote British values

British Values

As part of the Prevent Strategy we are required to promote British values – they include:
  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs