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We have provided some of our key policies below, however if you would like to see other policies and procedures you can do so by contacting us.

Safeguarding Policy

Activate is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all our students, staff and visitors. We believe that if this commitment is to be put into practice then the safeguarding policies and procedures that Activate has drawn up must be adhered to, communicated and fully understood and applied by everybody associated with the organisation and its facilities.

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Equality and Diversity

We embrace the diversity of our workforce and learners. We are dedicated to creating an environment in which diversity makes a positive contribution to achieving our goals. You can view are full equality and diversity policy by downloading the document below.

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We do not tolerate unacceptable behaviour including: bullying, harassment, victimisation or gross misconduct. Anyone who does not adhere to this may be subject to disciplinary action.

Complaints Procedure

We strive to provide a first class level of service to our customers and service users. This document describes our formal procedure for dealing fairly and consistently with customer complaints.

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Activate Bursary fund aims to provide support for students who are likely to be disadvantaged by financial constraints and by the impact of study on their finances. All full-time and part-time students on EFA funded courses are eligible to apply for support.

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Prevent is one strand of the Government’s counter terrorism Strategy, CONTEST. Its main aim is to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
When operating this policy Activate uses the following accepted Governmental definition of extremism which is:
‘Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law,
individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls
for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas.’

The PREVENT strategy has three clear objectives:
  • Terrorist ideas should be identified and challenged.
  • Vulnerable people should be supported and protected from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
  • Communities, institutions and the Governments should all work together to tackle the problem of extremism. 
Activate has a Self-Assessment Tool that enables us to identify, assess and then develop our safeguarding procedures around the four key areas in relation to the PREVENT agenda. These key areas include:
  • Leadership and accountability structures.
  • Training for staff, SMT’s and governing bodies.
  • Reporting and referral routes (including Channel).
  • Broad and balanced curriculum that helps protect vulnerable adults against extremism.

Infection Control Risk Assessment COVID-19

Please see our latest updated infection control risk assessment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you have any questions please contact us on 0151 545 1279 to discuss further.

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If you have any queries or concerns around PREVENT you should raise these concerns with Activate’s appointed Safeguarding Leads Jane Young and Helen Mault. 

Funders & Partners

Activate Community and Education Services trading as Activate, is a not for profit company registered in England and Wales and Limited by Guarantee. Reg No: 5493554 | Charity No: 1123336

Phone: 0151 545 1279
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