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The courses blend face-to-face class work with digital mentoring to ensure your safety is paramount and underpinned by ongoing support to keep you connected and inspired.
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Some students can have a free place.
THE FOLLOWING LEARNERS ARE ENTITLED TO FREE STUDY:
If you are enrolling by telephone, we’ll need to see evidence of your benefit before the course starts. If you are enrolling in person, we’ll need to see your evidence when you enrol.
If you have any questions about funding finance or fees please contact Gemma Lee, Finance and Learning Loans Officer on 01670 622105
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If you need guidance call your local campus or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that if you call us you may experience a delay at busy times. Please leave us a message with your contact details and we'll call you back as quickly as we can. Our telephone lines are open: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Out of hours, leave a message and we'll call you back
Your place will be confirmed by the campus enrolment team. You will be sent an email and contacted before your start date.
You will only hear from us again prior to your class if we have not gained sufficient numbers for the class to run. If this is the case, you will be given an alternative course or fully refunded.
ALNWICK, Lindisfarne Road, Alnwick, NE66 1AX, Tel: 01670 623 691
BERWICK, Walkergate Building, Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1DB, Tel: 01670 626 107
BLYTH, Brunel Building, Blyth, NE24 1LT, Tel: 01670 622 099
HAYDON BRIDGE, Haydon Bridge High School, NE47 6LR, Tel: 01670 622258
HEXHAM, Wentworth Leisure Centre, Wentworth Place, Hexham, NE46 3PD, Tel: 01670 623 701
MORPETH, Cottingwood Lane, Morpeth, NE61 1DN, Tel: 01670 622 257
PRUDHOE, Fuse Media Centre, Moor Road, Prudhoe, NE42 5LJ, Tel: 01670 623 689 or 01670 623 688
WANSBECK WORKSPACE, Rotary Parkway, Ashington, NE63 8QZ, Tel: 01670 623 894
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The Learning and Skills Service is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our learners and staff and we expect all learners and staff to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support all who use our service.
All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Officers" in our service.
There are a number of ways you can report concerns about yourself or someone else.
1) You can report to your class lecturer or any member of staff at our centres
2) You can also contact our Education Leads for Learner Support, who are our Designated Safeguarding Officers:
Brian Harrison Brian.Harrison@northumberland.gov.uk
01670 622100 Emergency out of hours contact: 07800885174
Gillian Fox Gillian.Fox@northumberland.gov.uk
01670 622107 Emergency out of hours contact: 07951938385
3) You can report via our online Safeguarding portal “Tootoot”
Sometimes people simply aren't confident enough to speak to someone face-to-face about their concerns, for fear of being identified or worrying about perhaps making matters worse. To reduce the stigma attached to having a voice, learners can now use our online safeguarding platform and mobile device app to report confidentially to us.
Learners can access TootToot at any time of day and can report their concerns, or on behalf of their peers using any web-enabled device. Learners with iPhones and iPads can even download the TootToot app to use on the move.
We have also placed the TootToot icon on all of our network computers. Just click on the TootToot icon and you are on the website. Posters are in every centre on display. All learners on induction will be introduced to the system.
All computers within our Service have forensic software installed which is a sophisticated system that monitors, records and prevents computer misuse in our centres. This allows a comprehensive and automatic protection for everyone who uses our computer equipment. We take our duty of care seriously and take active steps to protect our learning community.
You must not use or download material which may be offensive to others, download or forward any abusive material. You must not access, create or transmit material that is contrary to the law. Screen captures are taken all day, every day, of anything that could potentially be breaching our rules. We investigate all causes for concern. An acceptable use policy is available from your centre. Any breaches in the policy are taken very seriously, and may result in your access to the network or course being removed.
As part of our monthly ‘Hot Topics’ we will draw your attention to themes in E-Safety that we believe are important in protecting you as a technology user. You can ask us for advice on E Safety at any time.
Prevent and radicalisation
The Learning and Skills Service responds quickly to safeguarding concerns for children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable to the messages of extremism and the risks of radicalisation. .
As part of our Prevent strategy for all learners we are:
Promoting Equality and Diversity and ensuring sites are safe for all learners
Referring any Safeguarding and Prevent concerns to the appropriate authorities
Encouraging positive relationships between learners and staff
Vetting and removal of any materials of an extremist nature including banning access to extremist materials
Educating learners via induction, tutorials and hot topics
News monitoring of any concerns whether nationally, regionally, locally or for individuals and following these up
Training of our staff to raise awareness of the signs and risks
The Learning and Skills Service is a safe place to learn and we intend to keep it this way. Reporting concerns is everybody’s business. If you have any PREVENT concerns, you can raise these concerns in exactly the same way as any Safeguarding concern.
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