The PMA is a UK provider of leadership, management and practice management training all recognised by ILM and other ILM qualifications. PMA offers an education and workshop training programme focussed on Excellence in Practice Management.

The Practice Managers Association (PMA) leadership prioritise and have a dedicated commitment to learner safeguarding, they are critically aware of their obligations and responsibilities on safeguarding young people. The PMA provides effective safeguarding arrangements and guidance for staff, learners, employers and all other stakeholders. These are achieved through, effective links with the local children’s safeguarding board and other organisations that focus on ensuring learners’ safety.

The PMA have transparent, effective policies and procedures in place. There are 9 core elements to the PMA safeguarding policy:

  1. Ensuring PMA practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability, identity and validity of staff to work with young people.
  2. Providing effective training to raise awareness on all safeguarding and e-safety issues to equip staff and young people with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  3. Developing and then implementing effective safeguarding procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse or neglect and in line with the Government’s Prevent Strategy, extremism and or radicalisation. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97976/prevent- strategy-review.pdf
  4. Supporting students who disclose abuse/neglect or are suspected by a staff member or freelance trainer or training provider of being abused, in accordance with our policies and procedures.
  5. Establishing and maintaining safe environment/s in which students and young people can learn and develop.
  6. Ensuring the safe use of PMA ICT networks, Learning Management Environment, resources and ‘Online Safety Guidelines’ for access to internet facilities.
  7. The PMA ensure that personal and e-safety is communicated and prioritised.
  8. PMA operates a proactive and managed surveillance rather than lockout approach to online safety. We put a strong emphasis on making sure learners understand and practice responsible use of the internet and information communication technology (ICT).
  9. PMA policies are in line with the Department for Education guidelines detailing the obligations to keep students safe: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping- children-safe-in-education–2

PMA safeguarding arrangements and procedures exceed minimum requirements, providing: sringent recruitment checks, staff training and 3 yearly refreshers, Digital Citizenship, CEOP guidelines https://ceop.police.uk/.

The PMA is a UK provider of leadership, management and practice management training all recognised by ILM and other ILM qualifications. PMA offers an education and workshop training programme focussed on Excellence in Practice Management.

Cathryn Lyon is the Education Director responsible for safeguarding

Ian Jones is the Operations Director responsible for safeguarding

Notification contacts

Name Email address Phone number Mobile number
Ian Jones ian@delegatecentral.com
ian@practicemanagersuk.org
ian.ljones@tiscali.co.uk
01606 44945 07880 788985
Austin Ambrose austin@delegatecentral.com
austin@practicemanagersuk.org
07726 921685
Cathryn Lyon cathryn@practicemanagersuk.org
cathryn21lyon@gmail.com
07964 705839
James Rooney james_rooney@hotmail.com 07850 877519

Revisions control

Date Summary of changes made Changes made by (Name)
14th July 2016 PMA Safeguarding Policy created Ian Jones
21st Oct 2016 Revised in accordance with Prevent Strategy Ian Jones
20th Sept 2017 Reviewed Ian Jones