Leicester Academy of Music, Technology and Arts is committed to taking action to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and venerable adults receiving education and training.
Safeguarding is a term used to describe the duties and responsibilities that those providing a health, social or education service have to protect individuals from harm. This includes safer staff recruitment and the Colleges Safeguarding Policy.
As part of our induction process, all learners will understand how to recognise abuse, discrimination, bullying and harassment (including ‘cyber-bullying‘) and what action to take if they or other learners are subjected to such treatment. Staff and learners should be able to understand the six categories of abuse as defined by the Department of Health:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Psychological/Emotional Abuse
- Financial or Material Abuse
- Neglect and Acts of Omission
We commit to ensuring that all staff who work with young people and vulnerable adults:
- Hold a full Enhanced DBS check
- Are checked as suitable to work with children on the Barred Persons list.
- Undertake training for the necessary safeguarding and protection of learners.
If you have any concerns about a learner
Whatever the issue, whether it be bullying & harassment, self-harm, issues at home or concerns that someone might be exposed to violent extremism, there are staff available to help.
- Do not promise confidentiality
- Contact the safeguarding team and tell the learner what you are doing
- Make a note of the conversation but do not carry out any investigations yourself
LAMTA follows the Data Protection Act 1998 This includes all online data collected through forms on this website.