Safeguarding

The Gold Standard is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, across the complete range of our activities. We will do whatever it takes to ensure your learning is undertaken in a safe and secure environment.

We will seek to ensure that our policy and procedures comply with statutory duties, reflect current guidance and good practice in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding arrangements should be proportionate and based upon common sense.

We recognise that we have a duty to help our own staff, employers we work with, and learners recognise their responsibilities (through guidance, support and training), help them to minimise risk, and avoid situations where abuse or neglect might occur or be alleged.

We will ensure that processes are in place to check the suitability of our own staff, the employers we work with, so that the learning experience is free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or abuse.

Assessors and verifiers will be vigilant, and immediately report any behaviour where safeguarding is potentially an issue.

If you’re a learner with The Gold Standard, and you feel you’ve been affected, or are being affected by a safeguarding issue, contact us using this form, or talk to your assessor when they visit.