Safeguarding & Prevent

There is nothing more important than being safe.

You may feel worried about:

  • Neglect, bullying or discrimination violence (at home, work or in learning)

  • Radicalisation

  • Abuse
  • Sexual exploitation substance misuse, gangs
  • Modern slavery
  • FGM or forced marriage
  • Financial Abuse
  • Discriminatory Abuse
  • Institutional Abuse

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be introduced to these concepts and better understand your rights, responsibilities and how to identify issues for yourself, your friends and your loved ones.

To ensure that you understand the importance of safeguarding and prevent, you will be asked to complete a short training session through OneFile.

If you or someone you know is at risk you can raise your concerns and making a referral to: jgasafeguarding@yahoo.com

These issues are often physical but abuse is increasingly taking place online. We intend to keep you aware, informed, safeguarded with our updates on relevant topics to promote your safety.

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Keeping you safe and informed about topics in and around your area.

If you suspect someone is carrying a knife or other offensive weapons, or have information about a crime, you can report it safely and anonymously to Crimestoppers.

Call: 0800 555 111 at any time or visit the Crimestoppers website.

It’s time to ‘Go #KnifeFree’!

When you carry a knife, you are risking everything, prison, being a victim of crime and even ending up in the hospital. Beyond this, knife crime has devastating personal effects on you, your friends, and your family.

Join millions of people living #KnifeFree.

We intend to keep you aware, informed, safeguarded with our updates on relevant topics to promote your safety. Our next message will focus on the impact of county lines.

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Signs that ‘cuckooing’ may be going on at a property include:

  • An increase in people entering and leaving
  • An increase in cars or bikes outside
  • Possible increase in anti-social behaviour
  • Increasing litter outside
  • Signs of drugs use
  • Lack of healthcare visitors

Call: 0800 555 111 at any time or visit the Crimestoppers website

County lines and Cuckooing

Did you know?

Organised gangs use two distinct methods to buy and sell illegal substances such as contraband, drugs and weapons.

The first is the very serious issue where criminal gangs set up a drug-dealing operation in a place outside their usual operating area known as County Lines.

In addition, gangs will move their drug dealing from big cities (e.g. London, Manchester, Liverpool etc.) to smaller towns in order to make more money. The process they use to select and target where to station their activities is called Cuckooing.

In all this can have a really big effect on the community who live there and bring with it serious criminal behaviour.

Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to try to stop these gangs which use violence and abuse to target the homes of vulnerable people and use them as bases for drug dealing.

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Other opportunities to exercise democracy:

  • Research/find out more about political parties/different points of view
  • Exercise right to vote in elections, referendum etc.

British Values: Democracy

As part of the Safeguarding & Prevent strategy we will be promoting our British Values to reflect life in modern Britain.

NB | These values are Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty.

What does Democracy mean?

People power – all have a role in influencing decision making. Also, involves freedom to express opinions and a willingness to listen to other views.

We encourage you as a participant of The JGA Group | Training Services to exercise your democratic right by registering to vote and shape your future.

Register to Vote

Online Gaming

Most of us are familiar with the joys online gaming has brought to the 21st centuries. Such a scientific level we know that a growing body of evidence shows that video gaming can affect the brain and, furthermore, cause changes in many regions of the brain.

There of hazards that are associated with becoming addicted to gaming:

  • More exposure to online predators and cyberbullies;
  • Issue related to online security and privacy; and
  • the risk of developing a gaming disorder.

What is a gaming disorder?

  1. Impaired control over gaming;
  2. Increasing priority is given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities, and
  3. continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.
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