We as JTM, have a duty to safeguard you to ensure that you are safe and acting within the law. Prevent is 1 out of 4 elements of CONTEST which is the government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
Prevent is not about preventing you from having political and religious views and concerns, but about supporting you to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.
- Extremism: vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
- Ideology: a set of beliefs
- Terrorism:a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause
- Radicalisation: the process by which a person comes to support extremism and terrorism
Prevent and British Values
British values are a set of four values introduced to help and protect children and young people’s safety and welfare. They also help to ensure young people understand the importance of respect, and leave education and training fully prepared for life in modern Britain. The four values are democracy, rule of law, respect and tolerance and individual liberty.
British Values are an important part of the Prevent strategy, and it is the duty of all providers to follow these values and put them into every day practice; specifically to counter extremism.
More information can be found at:
Guidance on indecent images: Information you should know before sharing or receiving personal photographsDownload Leaflet
NSPCC – ‘Learn the ‘Underwear Rule’ and always remember that your body belongs to youDownload Leaflet
Learner Journey Steps
- 1-1 discussion with a member of the recruitment team or an assessor, who will offer initial advice and guidance.
- Organised workshops
- Completion of statutory documents
- Learner surveys
Health & Wellbeing
Exercising and Healthy Eating
It is important to stay healthy and know the right ways to look after your body. Staying healthy physically can also help you stay healthy emotionally. If you are eating the right food and keeping fit, your body will be strong, which will help you to cope with stress and also fight illness.
Eating well and exercising regularly will also help you stay in good health later in life. Sleeping is also very important and having late nights can leave you feeling exhausted the following day. It can be difficult, but try to have at least 6-8 hours’ of sleep each night.
Eating healthily doesn’t have to mean giving up your favourite foods. It simply means eating a variety of foods and cutting down on food and drinks that are high in fat and sugar, such as fizzy drinks, crisps, cakes and chocolate.
Try to eat these particular foods less often and in smaller amounts!
For more information on healthy eating, have a look at: NHS Live Well
Helpline for Grief and Bereavement
Grief Encounter is one of the UK’s leading bereaved child charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.
On average one child in every classroom will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach 16 years of age; 44,000 dependent children bereaved a year. Adolescent grief has a devastating impact that can last for life, with research showing links to mental health issues, social and behavioural problems and more.
Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible service, which aims to professionally care and respond to bereaved children, young people and their families via counselling, group activities, family fun days, residential camps and interactive online services.
Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Free to call; Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm)
Promoting Sustainable Living
WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation and their mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. It is important that we take necessary steps to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible to make a real change in contributing to sustainable living. The WWF have an Environmental Footprint Calculator that calculates your carbon footprint using a series of questions about your day to day living habits.
We think this is an excellent tool to use to raise awareness of our carbon footprint and the small changes that we can all make to improve and reduce our impact.
The questionnaire can be accessed here.
Did you know?
Eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the sea every year. See below ten tips on how to reduce your plastic footprint:
- Fix your caffeine fix – Carry a reusable cup or flask.
- Bring your own bottle – Plastic bottles are one of the most frequently found items on ‘beach cleans’.
- Say no to plastic cutlery – By reusing plastic cutlery or using a compostable alternative, each person could personally save 466 items of unnecessary plastic every year.
- Plastic straws – Plastic straws and stirrers can take up to 200 years to decompose. Opt in for paper straws, or ditch them all together!
- Stop using cling film – Cling film cannot be recycled, unlike foil. Make the swap!
- Teabags – Use loose leaf tea with a tea strainer instead of teabags that are sealed with plastic.
- Ditch chewing gum – Britons are the second biggest consumers of chewing gum in the world. Chewing gum is made from plastic and can be swapped for plastic free alternatives such as Chewsy.
- Glitter – Glitter is made from plastic of such a small size it’s lethal to our oceans. There are many eco-friendly biodegradable glitters available!
- Milk – Consider getting your milk delivered in glass bottles which are reused and recycled instead of the plastic containers in the shops.
- Wine – Choose wine bottles with natural cork stoppers instead of plastic stoppers or metal screw caps.
Young Minds Crisis Messenger
If a young person is experiencing a mental health crisis, they can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support, by texting YM to 85258. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Young Minds aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes to provide support in a crisis. They will listen to the young person and help them to think through how they are feeling, and will aim to help them take the next steps towards feeling better.
Young People and Gambling
The Gambling Commission submitted its annual report last week focusing on young people and gambling for 2018. 2,865 young people aged 11-16 took part and results show that:
- 14% of 11-16 year olds had spent their own money on gambling, which is up from 12% in 2017 but still lower than rates seen prior to 2017
- This compared to 13% who had drunk alcohol in the past week, 4% who had smoked cigarettes and 2% who had taken illegal drugs
- The principal forms of gambling are placing a private bet for money with friends (6%), National Lottery scratch-cards (4%), fruit/slot machines (3%) and playing cards for money with friends (3%)
- It has been discovered that nearly 90% of the pubs across England that were tested, failed to prevent children from gambling on their fruit machines. These are businesses that are not gambling companies but nevertheless have a duty to protect young people from being harmed.
E Safety Cards for Social Media
We have attached a number of e-safety cards produced by Ineqe to raise awareness of how young people can keep themselves safe online. The cards focus on a number of social media platforms such as: YouTube; Whatsapp; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Twitch; TickTok; Snapchat; and Kik, and outline the different privacy settings that can be set so that young people only talk to those that they know and trust.
Download social media eSafety cards