The detailed report on Realise was presented for final approval to the Leaders in Safeguarding Scrutiny and Valuation Panel. It read:
“Realise has a well established and highly effective Safeguarding and Welfare team. There are clear lines of accountability through the management structure to board level which work very effectively.
“Younger learners, vulnerable adults and learners with additional needs are prioritised for support and protection at Realise.
“Promoting the health and safety of learners and staff is a key priority.
“Learners receive very effective information to help keep themselves safe. In addition, staff have worked innovatively to ensure safeguarding is embedded within curriculum learning in all sectors.
“During the pandemic, additional arrangements were put in place following advice from experts to ensure learners and staff remained safe.
“Realise have successfully created a strong and supportive culture within the organisation which promotes effective safeguarding practice.
“The Safeguarding and Wellbeing team is very experienced, highly effective and receive outstanding support from senior leaders.”