Staying safe with WBTC

WBTC is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all its learners.

We know that a culture which puts health and well-being first will help reduce stress, improve performance and lead to better outcomes. WBTC is committed to working closely with employers and learners to ensure health and well-being remains a top priority. Our dedicated safeguarding team promotes:

  • General well-being
  • Health & safety
  • Protection from harassment and bullying
  • Freedom from abuse

If you have any concerns regarding the well-being of any of our learners, please contact our safeguarding team on 01635 35975 (extension 212) or email Natalie Elliott.

Natalie Elliott
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nikki Boyd
Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Matt Garvey
Overall responsibility for Safeguarding

 

Martyn Staines
Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Tony Garraway
Deputy Safeguarding Officer

 

Challenging Bad Behaviour and Abuse

All staff and learners should feel empowered to challenge unacceptable behaviour or turn to the safeguarding team if they have seen or heard examples of unacceptable behaviour. Abuse of any kind is not tolerated and we will immediately intervene where there is evidence of harassment or bullying.


Radicalisation

If you are concerned that your child or someone you know might be at risk of radicalisation, please contact Natalie Elliott in the first instance. If it is not possible to contact WBTC, please contact:

  • 101 – your local police force
  • 999 – only if there is an immediate threat
  • West Berkshire Council safeguarding team – 01635 519056

Further information and resources can be found on Internet Matters, NSPCC, and in our safeguarding policy.


Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development (SMCS)

We are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our learners develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. Our programmes support learners to develop an understanding of:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance

Mental Health

WBTC works in partnership with Time To Talk who offer one-to-one counselling to young people. Their dedicated team of qualified counsellors are on hand to talk to about anything effecting your everyday life.

There are also some useful resources online such as Rethink Mental Illness, Mind and Big White Wall.


Staying Well 

Many of our programmes include discussion and education about health and well-being subjects such as managing finance, sexual health, drugs and alcohol and healthy eating.


Chaplaincy

Newbury town chaplains are available to listen if you feel you need to talk. They can support you through difficult times such as bereavement or sadness. There is also a quiet room in our training centre which can be used as a space for prayer, reflection or time out.

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