Safeguarding on Transport is all about knowing how to spot someone at risk and making a difference when it matters most. It can change lives.
Making sure the right response and intervention is both understood and available means that more people can be kept safe on our transport network.
It also means that, by working with us, rail operators can meet the safety requirements laid out by the Department for Transport in their Safeguarding on Rail Scheme.
The Safeguarding on Transport programme consists of three elements:
This means that both frontline rail staff and the wider station community know how to respond to people and offer them the support they need. By making sure as many people as possible can act as our eyes and ears we can create a safer transport network across the UK. Our online course is simple, efficient and cost-effective, allowing us to reach a huge transport audience.
At locations where there are high numbers of safeguarding incidents, we bring together station management, retailers, train operating staff, BTP, security staff and relevant voluntary and community groups to create a Safeguarding Community/hub. Working together these groups will meet to discuss incidents, share ideas and monitor progress at their station.
Teams at the Safeguarding Projects take referrals directly from BTP and assess each young person’s situation to see what support they need before offering information, advice and guidance. One-to-one support reduces risks and vulnerabilities, and family work helps to improve relationships and reduce conflict. Both of these methods help achieve long-lasting, positive outcomes for young people and their parents/carers.
If you'd like to talk to us about how we can work work together to protect vulnerable people, please get in touch.