Paragon Skills is committed to providing effective safeguarding arrangements. We treat our learners with respect, intervene appropriately to protect them and provide them with an appropriate social education.
Our Safeguarding Team is contactable via our dedicated safeguarding email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. At Paragon Skills we educate our colleagues and our learners to enable them to act when it is identified that someone is at risk of harm or in need of welfare support.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is about having an awareness of what constitutes harm and access to a process which tackles this. Harm can come in many forms; our role is to educate all those that we come into contact with about how to spot harm and how to access help for a person at risk. All our learners receive safeguarding support and education throughout their programme. This is delivered via our ‘includED’ activities.
What is includED?
includED is Paragon Skills' brand which encompasses four main areas; Equality and Inclusion, Safeguarding, Prevent (addressing radicalisation and extremism) and E-safety. Our guide to includED has been developed to respond not only to statutory requirements; it also focuses on providing outstanding support to our learners. This can be viewed here.
Supporting vulnerable learners
We recognise that some learners are more vulnerable than others. We operate a policy for learners who disclose that they have previously been in local authority care. This is in recognition of the fact that looked after children often require more intensive support to achieve their potential. This can be viewed here.
Supporting with Employers
We support our employers to understand their own safeguarding responsibilities by offering internally developed education materials as well as providing tailored information advice and guidance.