JTL receives national accolade

Julie Asher-Smith
Julie Asher-Smith

JTL, the work-based learning specialist, is one of the first organisations in the UK to receive the prestigious ‘Leaders in Safeguarding’ quality mark for its approach to its training programmes.

The Leaders in Safeguarding consultants conducted a thorough audit of the safeguarding arrangements at JTL and approved them as meeting the standards.

Dr Dan Grant, safeguarding expert and the founder of Leaders in Safeguarding, said: “JTL has received this accolade because it has created a strong culture in which all its learners and apprentices are safe. We congratulate JTL and recognise its highly effective and robust safeguarding arrangements. JTL works very hard and is highly committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe.”

Julie Asher-Smith, JTL’s human resources director, added. “It’s fantastic to receive external validation of our continuing effort that says we do things properly here at JTL and do everything we can to ensure that the young people we work with are receiving the levels of safeguarding every day that an organisation like ours should be providing.”

The Leaders in Safeguarding accolade, which is valid for two years, involves approved consultants visiting organisations to assess the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements.