OETP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners including young people and vulnerable adults. Employers also have a responsibility to the learners they employ. We also recognise that we have a duty to help employers, staff and learners to recognise their responsibilities, through guidance, support and training. It is important that all our employers understand their responsibilities for our learners and what safeguarding means to them.
Equality and Diversity
OETP is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity of all learners including young people and vulnerable adults. We wish to treat people as individuals and work with our students as individuals so that we can provide the support that they specifically need to gain the best that they can from their time in learning. The Diversity and Equality Policy ensure that discrimination is eliminated, that we promote equality of opportunity and that we foster good relations between different groups. OETP promotes a positive setting where everyone has a shared commitment to respecting diversity and difference. All forms of prejudice and discrimination are unacceptable.
Prejudice and discrimination on the grounds of:
- Age Disability Gender Race Religion Sexual Orientation OETP will not tolerate any behaviour that would result in any individual:
- Being treated unfairly based on one or more of the above personal characteristics (direct discrimination);
- Being disadvantaged or treated less favourably, in relation to one or more of the above personal characteristics, because of requirements that are not related to the job or course of learning (indirect discrimination);
- Being humiliated, embarrassed, ridiculed or intimidated based on one or more of the above personal characteristics (harassment)*; or
- Being treated less favourable because they have made, or intend to make, a complaint of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination or harassment, or because they will be supporting another person complain of discrimination or harassment (victimisation). *
OETP is committed to promoting the Prevent strategy for all learners including young people and vulnerable adults. Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.
Health and Safety
By virtue of a number of Acts of Parliament, OETP has duties to learners to make ‘reasonably practicable provisions for securing their safety, health and welfare’ whilst on Training premises and off-site on Training organised activities. Further duties are owed in common law. However, such duties do not rest with us alone. It is clear at every stage that safety is a matter for close cooperation with learners playing an active part.
- Near misses
- First aid
- Anything that is related to health and safety
OETP is committed to promoting the British Values strategy for all learners including young people and vulnerable adults. According to Ofsted, British Values are:
- The rule of law;
- Individual liberty;
- Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith