At Management Training Plus actively promoting the safety and wellbeing of learners and colleagues is a priority.
The designated safeguard lead and Prevent trainer is Lesley Blain who can be contacted on Lesley@managementtrainingplus.com or telephone 07789930837 . However all management coaches are qualified to level 3 safeguarding to ensure learners have the best possible support regardless of where in the South West their workplace is located.
At induction all learners are given a well being book which is full of useful information and agency contacts. Following this , Safeguarding is visited during training sessions. Employers and learners are kept up to date with the latest developments , policies, news and training opportunities through our monthly newsletter. This all contributes to broadening knowledge and continuous professional development .
As a company we use the Starfish story to illustrate the principles of safeguarding and are proud to offer our Starfish award. This is our recognition of learners who have actively contributed to the safety and wellbeing of their colleagues.
A copy of our safeguarding and prevent policy is available to anyone on request
The starfish story
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!