The College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students, particularly young people under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults.
To meet those responsibilities the College will ensure that relevant and effective safeguarding practices exist and are promoted actively within the College.
All students have the right to be safe and protected both within the College and whilst engaged in College-related activities, and their safety, welfare and well-being are of paramount importance.
Promotion of health and development
Ensuring safety and care
Ensuring students are offered the best life chances
Protection from abuse and neglect
Preventing bullying and harassment
If you have concerns about any of the issues outlined above contact our dedicated email address or telephone number to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team:
- Deputy Principal
– Student Services manager
The College has a number of policies and procedures which aim to safeguard students. You can see these documents by clicking the links below:
The Prevent Duty
The College fully recognises its legal obligations to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015). In particular, this means that the College pays careful attention to the ways in which it can safeguard young people and help to prevent them being radicalised.
In meeting the requirements of the Prevent Duty, the College undertakes a range of actions, including:
Working in partnership with others to address concerns
Undertaking a risk assessment of any ways in which students or staff may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism and creating an action plan to address any such risks
Providing training for staff on how they can contribute positively to the Prevent Duty
Providing strong pastoral care and support for students to enhance their welfare
Implementing clear policies for the use of I.T. which support the goals of the Prevent Duty.
The College further recognises the importance of promoting positive values throughout all of its functions. These values (referred to as British Values) are defined as:
“democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”.
Prevent Duty Guidance for England & Wales 2015.