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How we help to keep our learners safe

We take our duty to safeguard learners and protect their welfare seriously.

While studying with Birmingham Adult Education Service if you have a concern about abuse it can be raised with a member of our safeguarding team. We will support you to find and contact agencies who can provide further help if needed.

You might, for example, be concerned about

  • Physical abuse, including domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Radicalisation or extremism

To make sure that our learners know how to contact someone from the Safeguarding Team for support contact details are in our Learner Handbook and also on posters displayed in classrooms around all of our centres.

Prevent
The national strategy to support people who are vulnerable to extremism is called Prevent. It aims to stop people engaging in or supporting terrorism of any kind. Someone may be thought to be vulnerable because of the extreme views they express or the threats they make. They may be feeling isolated and disaffected and be looking for a sense of belonging. Some may be influenced through social media, family and friends. Prevent aims to work with these people and support them through a variety of interventions to help stop their further engagement.

If you prefer you can talk directly to these support agencies:

Concern about an adult - 0121 303 1234 (option 1)

Concern about a child - 0121 303 1888

Concern about radicalisation or extremism - 0800 789 321

Associated terms

Radicalisation
Adopting increasingly extreme political, social or religious ideals which undermine society and choice.

British values
These are “Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”.

Extremism
Vocal or active opposition to British values in a way which is not reasonable or acceptable to most people.

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