Adult Education & Community Learning takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and strives to ensure that all people using our buildings and services are kept safe from all forms of harm. We are committed to providing the best and safest environment possible to ensure learners can succeed and staff can feel secure. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to:

  • Respect each other’s right to feel safe
  • Treat each other fairly and with respect
  • Not to threaten, hurt or abuse others in any way
Paul Burnett Safeguarding and Support Officer

If you have any concerns about your safety or the safety of other learners, you can access help and support by speaking with your tutor or by contacting the Safeguarding & Support Officer.

Paul Burnett

Safeguarding and Support Officer
01724 297467

Click here for the Safeguarding Newsletters
Easy read version of above

Covid 19

Don’t tolerate hate crime

Online safety advice

Prevent and Channel

Covid 19 – Learning safely

In line with government guidance, we are encouraging learners to take a lateral flow test with a confirmed negative result twice a week (every three or four days).  This is for their own peace of mind and for the safety of staff and other learners.

Learners can order lateral flow home testing kits online (these contain seven tests) or collect them from a variety of collection centres in North Lincolnshire, take the tests twice a week (every three or four days) and submit the results in line with government guidance.

Learners can also collect lateral flow test kits from Ashby Community Hub or Scunthorpe Central, take the tests twice a week (every three or four days) and submit the results in line with government guidance and by using the Adult Education and Community Learning reporting form. 

FAQs about the Lateral Flow Home Testing [PDF, 182Kb]
Privacy notice for the above [PDF, 147Kb]

Report your lateral flow test result at GOV.UK
Report your lateral flow test result to Adult Education and Community Learning

Covid-19 guidance for staff and learners

We are following the latest government guidance about wearing face coverings in educational settings.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, have had a positive lateral flow test or a positive PCR test DO NOT ATTEND THE CENTRE.
Please follow the latest government advice about self-isolating.

Useful information
Step-by-step guide for self-testing
Easy read version of above
Large print version
Instructions in different languages
NHS video – how to administer the test and report the result

Keeping our learners safe leaflet
Keeping our staff safe leaflet
Personal Covid Secure Plan
Find out the coronavirus restrictions in a local area

NHS Test and Trace explained in South Asian languages
Coronavirus vaccine Q&A in five South Asian languages

COVID-19 vaccine information
A guide to your Covid 19 Vaccination
A guide to your Covid 19 Vaccination for people with a learning disability

The UK coronavirus (COVID-19) page keeps you in touch with how the Government is responding.

The NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) page includes a wide range of health-related information.

The North Lincolnshire Council coronavirus (Covid-19) page keeps you in touch with the local position.

Online safety advice

  • Choose smart passwords.
  • Check your privacy settings to protect your personal information.
  • Watch out for phishing scams, especially when online shopping or managing your bank accounts online.
  • Guard your personal details.
  • Whilst attending online learning sessions, be aware of your surroundings. Remove personal items such as photos and anything that indicates where you live. Dress appropriately for learning and remember that information shared is confidential to the group.

For learners with learning difficulties and disabilities

Click here to visit Change a human rights organisation led by disabled people.

When working online there can be many risks to you and your family in terms of radicalisation. Find out about safeguarding from harmful influences online here

You can find more online safety information on the Internet Matters website, including advice about:

  • cyber-bullying
  • inappropriate content
  • sexting
  • self-harm
  • screen time
  • radicalisation
  • online grooming
  • online pornography
  • online reputation
  • privacy and identity theft

Prevent and Channel

What is Prevent and Channel?
Prevent is safeguarding and supporting vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. 
Channel is a multi-agency approach to safeguarding, supporting and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk of radicalisation, extremism or terrorist related activity. Humberside Channel Panel has been set up to support individuals who may fall into one of these areas. 

If you suspect an adult is being abused or neglected, or if you need help yourself, please contact the Adult Protection Team on 01724 297000.
You can also contact:
Police non emergency
Police emergency

If you don’t want to contact us yourself, you can also report your concerns to a social worker, nurse, your GP or any other professional and ask them to make a referral for you. They will listen to you and act swiftly to make sure your enquiry is dealt with in the correct way. Some people aren’t able to take care of themselves, and they may not be good at telling others that something is wrong.  This can leave them open to abuse.

Domestic abuse support: Do not suffer in silence
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse and violence help is available 24/7. Here is a list of local agencies you can call to get help. In an emergency always dial 999.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
North and North East Lincs support, The Blue Door
0800 197 47 87
The Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
116 123

If you are concerned that a child is being abused or they may be at risk of harm, you should contact and make a referral to North Lincolnshire’s Single Access Point Team on:
01724 296500 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday)
08081 689667 (free phone)
01724 296555 (answerphone – out of office hours and at weekends)
101 – Police non emergency
999 – Police emergency

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Hate Crime
Ashby Community Hub is a third party reporting centre and we can help you report a hate crime or report it on your behalf. Find out more about hate crime.