How do we safeguard members of our community?
Safeguarding works best when it focuses on preventing harm. LIBF have a clear commitment to safeguarding, which is overseen by several designated safeguarding officers who work across the organisation. It is their job to offer advice, guidance and support around safeguarding issues and to promote a safe environment for all members of our community to work and study in. They also promote and implement the Safeguarding Policy, ensuring that it is reviewed regularly and acted upon when required. Additionally, all staff working with students and apprentices are trained in safeguarding and can access additional information, advice and training if needed.
On our apprenticeship programmes, we work with each of our learners throughout their programme and meet with them at least once per month to ensure they feel comfortable talking about any issues and understand how safeguarding can affect people working in financial services. We are committed to protecting our learners from all kinds of harm, including preventing them from being drawn into radicalisation, terrorism or financial or material abuse.
Our employer partners who work with LIBF to deliver apprenticeship programmes have a duty to comply with UK legislation and statutory responsibilities. They are expected to take responsibility for an apprentice’s welfare in the workplace and take appropriate advice when they feel an apprentice may be at risk in their personal lives.