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Find out about Safeguarding at NWTC and what we are doing to help under 25's protect themselves against STIs.
North West Training Council wants the best for every learner’s future and help them achieve their qualifications without any disruptions along the way, which is why we have now allocated a Safeguarding Officer for anybody who feels they are being abused in any way to contact our Safeguarding Officer in confidence to seek advice and support.
Safeguarding at NWTC
Who is NWTC’s Safeguarding Officer?
NWTC’s allocated Safeguarding Officer is June McKay you can contact her on 0151 522 6837 or on her mobile 07917185838.
June is here to help you, anything you discuss with her will be kept strictly confidential although, if June thinks you are in immediate danger she will have no alternative but to pass this information on to someone in higher authority. However, June will not do this before discussing this with you further.
What is abuse?
Abuse can happen in all different ways, it is when somebody does or says things to you that make you upset or hurt you, or when they take things from you, this can include:
- Being bullied or hit
- When someone makes you do sexual things that you don’t want to
- Being badly looked after
- Being stolen from
- When people make you feel upset, worried or scared
- When people say or do bad things to you because you are different
People are NOT allowed to do these things to you!
Who can abuse you?
Anybody could abuse you, it could be your parents/guardian, colleagues, teachers/tutors or even a complete stranger, it doesn’t matter who they are they are not allowed to do this.
What should you do if you feel you are in immediate danger?
If you feel you are in immediate danger, you must call the police in an emergency on 999 or go straight to any police station.
North West Training Council has teamed up with ISIS (NHS Sefton) to give under 25’s the opportunity to be tested for Chlamydia free.
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed STI in the UK. It's most common in men and women under 25 years old. Chlamydia is known as the 'silent' infection because most people who have it show no symptoms. Without a test you probably won't know that anything is wrong.
If you or your sexual partners don't get treatment, Chlamydia can spread to other parts of the body and cause pain, especially in the abdomen. It may lead to infertility (inability to have children).
Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis, which is found in the semen of men and vaginal fluids of women who have the infection. Chlamydia is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected sex (sex without a condom).
If you would like to be tested for free you can find the NHS Nurses located around North West Training Council centres on the following dates:
1st, 3rd and 4th August
2nd and 3rd November
6th, 8th and 9th February 2012
between the hours of 11am and 2pm
North West Training Council has teamed up with ISIS (NHS Sefton) to give Trainees and Staff the opportunity to break the habit!
If you would like to attend the the clinics, they will be available on the following dates:
8th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 27th and 29th June
between the hours of 9.30am and 1.30pm
(Services listed on this page are only available for NWTC staff and learners)