Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults


Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Isca Wellbeing is pleased to be able to offer a combined OFQUAL regulated Level 3 Award in Safeguarding and a tailored safeguarding course for the cruise and passenger ship industry.


Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Regardless of an individual’s role, everyone has a duty to protect people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enable them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect.

Isca Wellbeing recognises the critical importance of ensuring crew who work with children and young adults are trained to a regulated level, so they have enough knowledge and follow the correct procedures to protect the guests, themselves and their employers.

The training consists of the FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF) course. In addition, through consultation with our clients, the training will include company, flag state and cruise/passenger ship specific policy and procedure information and guidance.

We work in partnership with the commissioning organisation to ensure delegates attending the training gain the knowledge and confidence to spot, act and appropriately report any and all potential safeguarding situations.


Trainer Bio – Lee Loveless, FRSPH Lee has worked in mental health services and public mental health for over 20 years. Whilst working in Adult Social Care mental health services, Lee worked with a number of clients from seafaring occupations experiencing acute mental health illness. During this time, Lee was the designated safeguarding lead for a community support service. Lee was the locality lead in Portsmouth for public mental health, suicide prevention, dementia, and public health workforce development. Alongside these roles, Lee managed a multiagency training team and was the lead trainer in a Local Authority (and formerly an NHS Primary Care Trust) for mental health and suicide prevention as well as behaviour change and motivational interviewing. A core component of each course was safeguarding.

Since 2017, Lee has written and delivered a range of tailored safeguarding courses and now combines these with the OFQUAL FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF) qualification.

Lee is an exam external verifier(scrutineer) for the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and has written and contributed to the development of several health qualifications including Level 2 Understanding Mental Health and Level 2 Understanding Emotional Wellbeing. Lee sits on the RSPH health qualifications expert reference panel. Lee has written and delivered multiple courses in the maritime sector.


About the Course Regulator – OFQUAL: The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England. Colloquially and publicly, OFQUAL is often referred to as the exam "watchdog".

Additional Industry Course Recognition:  Although not currently recognised, Isca Wellbeing will be aiming to get the course recognised by the Bahamas Maritime Authority, the most widely used flag in the cruise ship industry. Isca already has over 40 courses approved by the BMA, including the 2-day Seafarer Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Course (also recognised by the MNTB and endorsed by the UK Chamber of Shipping) and the Mental Health Officer Course.

Special Requirements

This course can be delivered online or in person.

Please contact us for further information.