What is Safeguarding?

It’s hard to believe but unfortunately every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.  Safeguarding is a means of protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect.


Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action the commission take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.


Safeguarding is defined in Working together to safeguard children 2013 as:


  • protecting children from maltreatment

  • preventing impairment of children’s health and development

  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Succeed has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the company functions with a view to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people receiving education and training at Succeed.  It recognises its role, along with other local services, in facilitating the well-being of children.


The company is committed to ensuring that it:


  • Provides a safe learning environment for our students

  • Identifies children and young people or those that may be vulnerable who are suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm, and

  • Takes appropriate action to help ensure that these individuals are kept safe, both at home and at Succeed.


It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure our learners are safeguarded and highlight any issues to the designated staff members. All staff have basic Safeguarding training as part of their induction process. All staff at Succeed provide a DBS form upon employment as per our Safeguarding policy.

All learners have been informed of staff available for Safeguarding issues via Student Handbook and Succeed information board/TV.

Succeed's Promise

Names of Safeguarding Staff

Andrew Mackenzie

Louise Pearce

External Safeguarding Links


General safeguarding enquires:


Children at risk: 0121 303 1888

Adults at risk: 0121 303 1234


You can contact:


NSPCC Tel: 0800 800 5000
Police Tel: 0845 113 5000


Emergency - Out of Office Hours Tel: 0121 675 4806