October Newsletter

Stephen Bloor Newsletter

In response to our current trends, this months newsletter you will find:

  • An article on teenage loneliness
  • A link to the Department of Educations guidance for work based learners and the prevent strategy.
  • A reminder and link to the safeguarding refresher course
  • This months figures and trends

Here comes Autumn!!

Current Total People Safeguarding Trends – September

Current trends

Self harm, and learner lifestyle.
Childcare and study programme account for 10 of the reports this month, and 5 are concerns around learners at Chester.I have a number that are still ongoing and have noticed that they are much more complex in nature.
In the link below you can identify local resources via post code to support your learners.
Follow this link to identify local support


Initial risk assessments
The initial assessment of all learners is something that is key to safeguarding. The new induction process highlights the importance of this. Assement of special educational requirements is something that would need to be assessedand in particular EHC plans are part of this initial assessment. Sam Newman is responsile for this area.
Learners who have criminal convictions need to be risk assessed and Steve Bloor is responsible for this.
The safeguarding team is keen to run out initial assessments for all our leanrers.

Safegaurding refresher course – on line
There are still a number of people who have not completed this mandatory training.
Please keep up to date; we are soon to run out our Autumn mandatory training.

Safeguarding Refresher 2018


I'm surrounded by people but feel so lonely!

Survey completed by National Office of statistics shows how lonely teenagers can feel.
A great conversation starter for your groups.

Work based learners and the prevent strategy
The Government has released guidance for Work Based Learners in particular regard to the compliance with the prevent strategy.
There are 20 recommendations inthe document – most of which we are already compliant with. Some might need a little more work, but we are looking to become compliant as quickly as possible.
Read the document at ;
DfE Prevent for further education and training WBL providers guidance.
Being safe on line

How do you protect yourself from on line offensive content?
How much time do you spend on line?
A useful activity for you and your learners

Septemebr Safeguarding Stats

There were
Learner Concerns

Information or low level
There were
Unresolved Concern

Moderate Level
Were reported to the relevant authorities

High Level

Are you aware of how to report a concern?
This was covered in your induction but if unsure click here

Unresolved concern are concerns that still require monitoring from either Safeguarding or from the reporting person. Please ensure that you update Safeguarding of the outcomes to learner concerns so they can be closed.

Our concern levels are as follows:
Information – At present staff member is monitoring the situation
Low Level – Staff member presenting doesn’t require involvement from the Designated Person
Moderate Level – The concern may require input from the Designated Person
High Level – Staff member requires immediate action from the Designated Person