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Safeguarding our learners

At the Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS), we take our safeguarding responsibility very seriously, aiming to ensure that all people using our learning venues and attending our courses are kept safe, whether courses are part of our direct delivery or delivered by training providers on our behalf through use of our funding.

We're committed to providing the safest environment possible to ensure learners are safe and can succeed on courses.

We believe 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

If you need to report a safeguarding issue, incident or concern related to BESS courses please talk to your tutor or the training provider’s safeguarding contact. Details will have been given to you by the training provider as part of your induction.

If you have general concerns about your safety or the safety of others, you can contact the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Team by calling or emailing us:

Telephone: 0300 300 8122 (Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 5:20pm) or 0300 300 8123 (outside of these hours)
Email: adult.protection@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Read detailed help and advice about staying safe

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