All learners and staff have the right to be and feel safe. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, and believe that all have a role to play in this.

Our responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for community or online classes
  • Risk assess learning activities
  • Make sure staff and learners use safe working practices
  • Check that learners feel safe on their course and at the venue
  • Respond to any concerns learners have about safety
  • Record and follow up accidents, incidents or near misses

Learners’ responsibilities:

  • Treat all fellow learners and staff with respect, dignity and equity
  • Tell a member of staff about anything you think is a threat to you
  • Follow any ground rules agreed as a group
  • Act in a safe way
  • Follow instructions and use tools and equipment safely
  • Be aware of the health and safety of yourself and others 


Adult and Community Learning supports the aims of the Prevent strategy to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Please contact us to request a copy of our Safeguarding Policy.

Reporting Concerns

If you wish to report a safeguarding concern (about yourself or anybody else) please call 07557 005984 or 07557 005985 during office hours. You can also report concerns directly to your tutor or any other member of ACL staff.

For urgent out-of-hours issues you can make reports directly:

Concerns that a child or young person might be at risk of significant harm can be made to the County Council’s Warwickshire Children and Families Front Door.

For concerns relating to at-risk adult the County Council’s Adult Social Care Service.

Depending on the type of abuse, or for a concern relating to Prevent, you may wish to contact Warwickshire Police on 101. If it is an emergency, always dial 999.

Online Safety

Our safeguarding guidelines include information on what we do to keep learners safe online. We also have specific information for online classes.

For general information and resources, visit the Get Safe Online website.

ACL Safeguarding Policy 2022-23 (DOC, 720KB)