The People Development Academy

People Development Academy

People Development Apprenticeship Academy

We are very proud of our own internal apprenticeship delivery where we are able to bespoke our curriculum to meet the needs of the organisation and to embed our culture, strategy and values.

Our Mission -We strive to deliver a curriculum that supports learners to become confident and capable leaders, who can support the Trust to deliver safe, high quality services that contribute to excellent patient care across Devon.

Our Vision - To be a leading, recognised and respected apprenticeship educational provider offering consistently high- quality apprenticeships to enable learners to deliver safe quality care to our patients and to progress within their chosen career. We pledge to increase our apprenticeship delivery to widen access into career pathways and progression. To support the ambitions of the NHS workforce plan.

Living our values:


  • Being kind to ourselves and others, showing empathy, sincerity and understanding
  • Meeting the needs of others – putting ourselves in others’ shoes
  • Treating patients, their families and each other with care and consideration
  • Taking time to engage, support, listen and act without judgement


  • Being open and honest
  • Being reliable and trustworthy
  • Having the courage to speak up when things go wrong
  • Being responsible, accountable and learning from mistakes
  • Questioning actions that are inconsistent with our Trust values


  • Valuing and celebrating individual differences so we feel like we belong and can bring our whole selves to work
  • Respecting different people’s needs, aspirations, priorities, abilities and limits
  • Being willing to listen to different views and opinions so all our voices count and are heard
  • Being aware of the impact of our own behaviour on others
  • Listening and taking action to ensure equity for everyone


  • Being trusted and making the best use of resources entrusted to us
  • Having the freedom to act and make decisions within clear guidelines
  • Being able to share our ideas and have our say
  • Sharing our expertise and honest feedback to support our colleagues to learn and grow
  • Encouraging and celebrating those who innovate and go the extra mile for our patients and colleagues
  • Supporting our patients to have greater autonomy over decisions and actions affecting their health

People Development Academy instaSafeguarding and Prevent

The People Development Academy holds the protection, safety, health, well-being and welfare of all of its students as paramount. We believe that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have a right to protection from abuse and to the support they need to reach their full potential.

We follow the statutory guidance in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and recognise our responsibility under the Children’s Act 1989 and section 175 of the Education Act 2002, to have due regard to our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.

In line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, we believe that everyone has a responsibility to actively safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults, whatever their role; and we are committed to a ‘whole approach’ to safeguarding. To this end we will ensure that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection and also in preventing radicalisation, in line with the statutory guidance in the Prevent Duty 2015.

We will take all child protection and safeguarding concerns seriously and will respond to them promptly, keeping the child/young person/vulnerable adult at the centre of all we do.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Academy is Rachel Glover-Dare

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the Academy is Gaye Callachan

We are both members of the Trust safeguarding link practitioners and work under the Trust Safeguarding and Prevent policies. The Head of Safeguarding leads the safeguarding team. This service is available for all staff working within the organisation and offers advice and support for all issues relating to safeguarding.

They are available between 08.30 and 16.30   Tel: 01392 406430

Safeguarding email:;

Safeguarding midwife email:;

If you have concerns about an adult or a child outside of these hours please see below information

In the event of an emergency - call 999

Social Care – Emergency Duty Service – For concerns relating to children and adults: 0345 600 0388

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Care Direct – For vulnerable adults aged over 18: 0345 155 1007

CEOP – Reporting online safety concerns:

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility 

MASH – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub – For concerns relating to young people aged 18 and below 0345 155 1071

We have safeguarding procedures in place to protect our learners:

Safeguarding Adults in Education policy

Safeguarding Children in Education policy

Procedure for organising events with external speakers

Complaints and appeals procedure

Last updated: April 02, 2024


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