This includes students, staff, members, volunteers and individual visitors who access our facilities and services. If anyone has concerns about their own safety, or the safety and well-being of others in relation to unwelcome behaviours including discrimination, abuse, harassment, grooming, and bullying, they can contact the Regional or National Safeguarding Officer. The Safeguarding Officer will work with you to explore and seek to resolve any concerns.
The WEA has a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy and clear procedures which are reviewed annually. Staff are trained to maintain a culture of vigilance and appropriate staff, including tutors are required to undertake disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks where appropriate, to ensure that no one with a criminal record of abuse against children or vulnerable adults is teaching for the WEA.