Optimum Skills is committed to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of all our learners.

Safeguarding aims to protect the welfare of apprentices and young people from sexual, physical or emotional harm or abuse. This involves putting into place a number of measures to create a safe environment in which apprentices can thrive and achieve, as well as creating a safe, transparent and professional environment for staff and employees. We offer a high standard of pastoral support at Optimum Skills. Our apprentices will be able to contact our pastoral care team if they need help or advice with any issues they may have throughout the duration of their apprenticeship.

Prevent

Another aspect of safeguarding is the Prevent duty which requires Optimum Skills to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, supporting terrorism or being drawn into non-violent extremism.”
Optimum Skills Safegaurding

Meet the Optimum Skills Safeguarding Team

In order to provide outstanding support for our learners, we have a dedicated Safeguarding Team of trained professionals who can offer advice and guidance.

If learners have any concerns over their own safety and welfare, or the safety and welfare of any other they should discuss this with their Assessor/Tutor, a Safeguarding and Welfare Officer or a member of the Safeguarding Team.

Learners are able to contact the Safeguarding Team by phone or email.

Office: 01325 311832       Email: talk@optimumskills.co.uk

Optimum Skills Safeguarding Team

Barbara Worthy

Welfare Officer

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

barbara.worthy@optimumskills.co.uk

Optimum Skills Safeguarding Team

Sian Williams

Head of Delivery

Lead Safeguarding Officer

sian.williams@optimumskills.co.uk