and Citizenship

Commitment to Safeguarding

At Aire Vocational, we are dedicated to providing a safe learning environment for all of our learners. Our proactive safeguarding system is based on strong relationships which allow us the insight necessary for identifying and responding quickly to potential risks.

Every staff member receives comprehensive induction training that covers Health  and Safety, Safeguarding, Preventing radicalisation as well as whistleblower protection and complaints procedures – in addition to annual refreshers covering these areas so everyone involved can stay informed about best practice.

Our staff are suitably prepared to take swift and effective action when it comes to preventing harm, be it physical abuse or neglect. We also ensure that all learners have access to a range of resources and interventions which help them create positive solutions for their future safety and wellbeing.

This is an empowering approach designed with the goal of encouraging lasting personal growth and positive changes


At Aire Vocational Training, we take the safety of all individuals seriously. To ensure this is upheld, we have a comprehensive Prevent Risk Assessment Plan in place and dedicated policies and procedures linked to safeguarding and preventing radicalization/extremism.

A Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead oversees these processes along with regular training updates for staff members. We also employ an extensive recruitment process to make sure only those suitable are welcomed into the organization’s fold – because everyone deserves protection from danger.


Through Aire Vocational, educators are encouraged to embrace the core British values of liberty and democracy while upholding public trust through respectful behaviour both within and outside their profession.

All staff members – whether employed or associate – must strive to ensure mutual respect between people with varying beliefs, as well as challenge any opinions that run contrary those shared ideals.

We share, support and strive to encourage and guide learners to:


  • Be reflective about how they implement British Values in their everyday life
  • Develop and apply an understanding of right and wrong in their life inside and outside of education.
  • Take part in a range of activities requiring social skills
  • Develop an awareness of, and respect towards, diversity in relation to, for example, gender, race, religion and belief, culture, sexual orientation and disability
  • Gain a well-informed understanding of the options and challenges facing them as they move through education.
  • Overcome barriers to learning
  • Develop the skills and attitudes to enable them to participate fully and positively in democratic modern Britain
  • Understand and appreciate the range of different cultures within modern Britain and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life

Equality and Diversity

At Aire Vocational, we strive towards an inclusive environment where all staff and learners are welcomed with respect and treated as if they were our own family.

We take into account a diversity of experiences — including age, gender identity/expression, religion or belief system, culture heritage/backgrounds , sexual orientations,, physical abilities– when forming policies & procedures to ensure equitable access for everyone.


All staff and management at Aire Vocational Training are committed to:


  • Promoting learning to ensure participation is representative of the local, regional and national demographical data
  • Ensuring the learning environment is non-discriminatory and challenge negative behaviours towards race, religion, gender, disability or culture
  • Embracing a whole approach to challenging inequality and celebrate diversity
  • Ensuring learning resources and marketing literature will promote fair and equal access to teaching, learning and assessment. Particular care will be taken to avoid the use of statements and stereotypes that might reasonably be expected to give offence on the grounds of Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Race, and Religion & Belief
  • Collecting data to analyse participation and achievement of under-represented groups by subject and programme area
  • Agreeing EDIMs (equality and diversity impact measures) to promote participation and achievement of under-represented groups

Additional Information

MindMate was designed with young people, for young people, to provide a central place for information about common mental health issues and where you can find support.

MindMate – Emotional wellbeing and mental health

Access training courses on the Prevent duty, the threat from terrorism and extremism in the UK and how to support people vulnerable to radicalisation.



Childline is a support service for all children and young people up to the age of 18

Childline | Childline

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Keeping children safe in education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen


Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities across Yorkshire, including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults.

Home – Yorkshire MESMAC


The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse.

CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)


Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online

Parents and Carers – UK Safer Internet Centre


Helping gender-diverse kids, young people and their families since 1995

Homepage – Mermaids


Mental Health at Work support

Support for mental health at work | Able Futures Mental Health Support Service