Safeguarding and Prevent

The safeguarding and well being of all our young people, adults and staff is our highest priority and of paramount importance. 

Any concerns raised around safeguarding will be addressed promptly and efficiently and will at all times supersede any other business priorities and processes. 

We have numerous safeguarding tools in our online virtual classrooms. The functionality within our online platforms enables EDLounge and tutors to monitor learner interaction and assess progress . These include the ability to enable learners offsite letting us know how they are on a daily basis, alert mechanisms, video/chat support, marking and various other industry-leading tools.

                                                                                    EDLounge Safeguarding Commitment Statement 

EDLounge Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and ensuring that the correct action is taken to support any of these groups, should EDLounge staff think they are at risk of significant harm.

EDLounge Ltd requires all its employees, associates, partners and volunteers to share our commitment and the high priority we give to the safeguarding and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

                                                                                     EDLounge Staff Safeguarding Qualifications 

It is mandatory for all EDLounge staff to complete and pass the Advanced Child Protection course and have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. 

Staff also have Counter-terrorism and PREVENT training.  

What does Safeguarding Young People mean?                                                                   

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to children's health or development, acting to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding means:
  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment preventing harm to children’s health or development           
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • acting to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Further Information on safeguarding child protection can be found at NSPCC Learning and CEOP, or refer to the EDLounge learner handbook or safeguarding policies

What does Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults mean?                                                                                                                                                  

Safeguarding vulnerable adults involves reducing or preventing the risk of significant harm from neglect or abuse, while also supporting people to maintain control of their own lives. This does not only refer to adults who lack capacity. This relates to protecting the rights of adults to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is important that people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.

Further information can be found at Gov.uk and KeystoSafeguarding or please refer to the EDLounge safeguarding vulnerable adults’ policy and learner guide.

Prevent

What does Prevent mean?                       

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015) places a duty on a range of organisations to have due regard to the need to prevent people of all ages being drawn into terrorism and extremist activity.

The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of our overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Prevent strategy recognises that EDLounge, its partners, associates, customers and staff may come into contact with individuals (both children and adults) who are susceptible to radicalisation. 

Radicalisation is usually a process, not a one-off event, and during that process it is possible to intervene to safeguard the vulnerable individual before any harm has occurred or crime has been committed.

 Further information can be found at Gov.uk or please refer to or please refer to the EDLounge Prevent policy and learner guide.


EDLounge have the following qualified and experienced safeguarding staff to ensure learners and staff are safe and supported throughout your learning programme:

  • Milly Wildish Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead and Expert also Director of Keys to Safeguarding milly@mawsafeguarding.co.uk
  • Bill Fitzpatrick Senior Training Coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead bill@edlounge.com 
  • Ian Gunn Head of EDLounge and Assessment and Designated Safeguarding Lead iangunn@edlounge.com 
  • Michael Farrar EDLounge Quality Assurance Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead michael@edlounge.com