Every employee in their workplace has the right to feel safe in their place of work.
At RM Training, we like to strongly express how we have a duty to protect our learners and to take action should there be any issues regarding safeguarding, prevent and British values.
Read on to find out information on each of the subject areas and why they are enforced in your place of work.
When we talk about safeguarding, we are talking about the welfare of our leaners – ensuring they feel safe, comfortable and happy in the workplace and that they are not being mistreated.
What do we mean by safeguarding?
When we talk about safeguarding, we are talking about the welfare of our learners – ensuring they feel safe, comfortable and happy in the workplace and that they are not being mistreated.
What are the six principles of safeguarding at work?
What is the safeguarding policy?
The RM Training safeguarding and prevent policy states how we have a duty to protect our learners from any form of extreme ideology, which could potentially harm the candidate or others.
We aim to safeguard our learners through educating them on how to appropriately use social media and the risks themselves and others could be exposed to, through sharing illegal material.
Should we find any of our learners trying to influence other people to their extremist views, we will take action.
Our extreme ideology or radical definition: ‘a set of ideas which could justify vilification or violence against individuals, groups or self.’
Our team is trained to be vigilant for spotting signs of extremist views and behaviours.
The purpose of Prevent is to keep the learner and their employer safe.
At RM Training, while all of us are trained and knowledgeable about Prevent, we also provide our learners and employers with the skills and knowledge to help keep themselves and each other safe.
What is prevent?
Prevent is a cross-Government policy than raises awareness and stops people from either becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
What are the prevent warning signs?
- Extreme behavioural change
- Transitional period in life
- Change in fairy or ideology
- Secrecy on the internet
- Narrow or limited views on religion and/or politics
- Attending certain meetings or rallies
- Them and us rhetoric (dehumanisation)
- Possessing propaganda DVDs/CD’s/Books/Leaflets
- Accessing violent extremist websites
- Support violent extremism
What do we mean by British values?
When we mention British values being held in a work place, we mean that all employees should follow the five British values, such as treating each other with respect and having respect for all faiths and beliefs.
What are the five British Values?
The five British values that workplaces should follow are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Mutual respect for those of different faiths and beliefs
Why is it important to have British values?
Over recent years, promoting the British values in work places has been continuously growing in importance.
You may be wondering why are British values important?
British values are important because they enforce the rule that all employees should be treated with the respect and equality that they deserve, while being able to voice their opinions in a diplomatic and civilised manner.
At RM Training, we have a duty of care to all our young learners.
If you don’t feel safe at your work place and have noticed a safeguarding or radical issue at work, or if your work isn’t following the British values, please contact RM Training today so we can help resolve the issue in the safest way possible for you.