The Prevent Agenda is part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy. The goal of Prevent is to stop people from becoming, or supporting terrorists. QA as part of our responsibility to safeguard will actively work to raise awareness of the dangers of extremism, including working with sector professionals to collectively support and minimise the risks to learners. Staff and the Safeguarding team at QA at various stages will reference and discuss matters relating to this in a way that enables critical thinking. The Prevent agenda enables us all to be safe, whilst being unbiased by considering all forms of extremism.


Safeguarding is an essential part of responding and supporting the individual welfare needs of our learners on programme and afar. This can be working with those who are having thoughts of harming to being at risk of homelessness or abuse. When things do not go to plan, and there is risk to you or others, good support and advice is available to help overcome barriers. Our fully trained Safeguarding Team are available to offer assistance, in the way of working towards managing any concerns alongside engaging with supporting agencies. We know this is important, so staff within the business will at times talk about real life, and sometimes-sensitive subjects as a way to educate and stop harm spreading through the approach of greater awareness. If something is happening that poses harm or danger then, it is right that this is responded to. Please contact for help of more information.

British Values

Within the UK we have a set of British Values that define who we are as a nation, these include the rights and freedoms that we openly accept. These are often misunderstood as behaviours that all must conform to. When in fact, these are just the way you would expect to be treated in your daily lives. We are happy to promote and share these values in our teaching and conduct at all times. There are 4 specific values associated with Prevent:

  1. Democracy – You have the right to live in a society where you can vote and have a say on how things are done
  2. Rule of Law – You have the right to live in a law abiding society, where the law protects its citizens. You are innocent until proven guilty.
  3. Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith – you have the right to be respected and tolerated regardless of your background, culture, gender, age, sexuality religion or belief
  4. Individual liberty – You have the right to live and speak freely

Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.  It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.  If you or others that you may know of are suffering from a mental health condition, then there is support available. One of the ways of coping with ill mental health is to talk about the way you are feeling, you can do this with friends, family or a trusted individual.  Sometimes to start with, this can feel uncomfortable, however sharing this information may help you to gain an understanding of how you are feeling and potentially identify, a route cause or triggers that cause you to feel a certain way. With 1 in 4 people each year suffering from a mental health condition, it is important to remember this is something that others have experienced and the support is available Everyone is worthy of support and recovery. To discuss this more email

QA Safeguarding Policy And Procedure

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