Covid 19 – Learning safely

Keeping our learners safe leaflet
Keeping our staff safe leaflet

Covid-19 and face coverings

As of 00:00 24 July 2020 the law will require members of the public to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets.

A face covering can be a disposable or reusable mask or something like a scarf, bandana, religious garment or hand-made cloth covering but these must securely fit round the side of the face. The face covering is intended to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of the virus. There are some exemptions from wearing a face covering including children under the age of 11 or those with serious medical conditions and these should be considered.

If you are concerned about someone in the store not wearing a face covering please speak to the store manager in the first instance. You should only call the police in an emergency. Please consider the safety of those around you and follow the law in relation to face coverings. Whilst it is a last resort, anyone who refuses to wear a face covering may be subject to a fine.

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

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