Safeguarding in the further education system comes from a deep commitment to place you at the centre of our concerns, and to build around the learner those policies, practices and procedures they need to succeed.

We are committed to the well-being and safety of our learners, staff and visitors. Please help us to keep everyone safe. We ask you to be mindful of behaviours, actions and decisions whilst at Achievement Training.

Achievement Training safeguarding officers

Paul Ebanks (Designated Safeguarding Lead): Tel 01752 202262 Mobile 07497 413181 or


Linda Friend: (Safeguarding officer) Tel 01752 211051


Jackie Vincent: (Safeguarding officer) Tel 01752 218590



Resources which aim to support students, apprentices, volunteers and employers in the work place are available here.

Learner Well being Handbook

Supporting Students Well-being and Safeguarding in the Workplace

The Plymouth Gateway
The Gateway can be used for any general information and advice question that relates to a child pre-birth through to 18 years of age (or 25 in relation to SEND matters).  For any education, health or care questions please Email or phone 01752 668000

Plymouth City Council Adult Safeguarding
If you want to speak to someone call 01752 668000 and choose the adult social care option. We will take into account the wishes of the person you are worried about and the seriousness of the situation. We will offer them information and advice so they can make a choice about any help they need or action they want to take. If they cannot make an informed choice, we will take action to support and protect them in their best interest.
Telephone 01752 668000 / E-mail

Devon Child Protection

Child protection

Worried about a child’s safety?

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon or want to speak to someone, or if you are a child worried about your own safety, you can contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) by:

Child protection

completing an online request for support form

calling us on 0345 155 1071

emailing and giving as much information as you can

If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999.

Torbay and Devon SafeguardingAdults Partnership

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Report your concern

If an adult is in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are reporting concerns because you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused, or you are being abused yourself and live within:

If you are unsure which area you are in, please refer to these maps of Devon County CouncilPlymouth Council and Torbay Council.

Cornwall Child Protection

If you have immediate concerns or are worried about a child or young person’s safety please telephone the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116

Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU)

The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child or young person. This is in line with Statutory Guidance from Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

A Guide to Personal Security – The Blue Book:

The aim of this booklet is to provide a suite of advice options when implementing a personal security plan.

This booklet may form part of a wider personal security package delivered by an accredited Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) or a Designing out Crime Officer (DOCO) and should be referred to when refreshing your own personal security. DOCOs may also be known regionally as Crime Prevention Officers (CPO), Crime Prevention Design Advisors (CPDAs) or Architectural Liaison Officers (ALOs) depending on the local police force.

It is impossible to provide security for every eventuality; this guide provides generic advice to deter and to delay to give sufficient time to react and to mitigate risk.

This booklet will also signpost you to other valuable sources of information and guidance.

Whilst this guidance does provide some technical detail, it is advisable to seek the support of a security professional, or from the appropriately qualified body accredited to the British Standards Institute (BSI) (where required) to ensure the standards are up to date and suitable in order to mitigate risk.

This guide will provide advice on how to stay safe at home, at work, on-the move and online.

It is important to be mindful of the risks. These will be dependent on your personal circumstances and the type of environments you are likely to encounter.

In reading this guidance, you will need to consider your type of work and home life.

Consider the following points:

Profession: Does the role/position make you or your place of work an attractive target?

Specific threats: Is there information to suggest that you, your family or associates are at risk of serious harm?

Personal history: Have you, your family or associates been targeted in the past?

Protect UK Police advice-and-guidance. Awareness blue-book guide to personal security