September Newsletter

Stephen Bloor Newsletter

Welcome to the September Newsletter.

We have had a number of concerns raised by colleagues about working alone.
Many of Total People’s buildings are dual purpose and many sectors work from numerous locations, but if you can predict that you are in a building on your own, and you feel uncomfortable with this, then discuss it with your line manager. You may be able to work from another site, or even from home if your role allows. Your line manager will be supportive of this.

Colleagues working in Crewe should be aware of a recent incident where a lone female was attacked near to the underground car park by the law courts, at lunch time on Thursday 30th August.

Can all new learners be shown the run, hide tell video available here;

For anyone who still hasn’t completed there refresher update a reminder, this was due to be completed on the 30th August. This is to be completed on your ColleagueZone and can be accessed by this link

Current Total People Safeguarding Trends – August

Current trends

Start ups
More than half the concerns raised this month have been around learners who might be starting programmes with us.

This is great and showing that we are considering safeguarding right at the very beginning of the learner’s journey.

Sam Newman is available to review new learners EHC plans and Steve Bloor will carry out individual risk assessments for learners who are coming to us via a YOT or have criminal convictions.

For learners who have identified learning needs, the system is pretty much as it has been, but please feel free to ask for any support, information and guidance from the team.

There have been a number of concerns raised regarding learner’s depression.

There is a great resource below offering guidance on how to take 10 minutes with your learners to discuss mental health well being.

Safegaurding refresher course – on line

Safeguarding Refresher 2018


One fifth of teenage girls self harm
Safeguarding introduction
Please don’t forget to introduce any new learners to the safeguarding team and what they can do for them:

July Safeguarding Stats

There were
Learner Concerns

Information or low level
There were
Unresolved and ongoing concerns

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