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Safeguarding and Prevent

Safeguarding

In an emergency contact us on 07825 175729 or 0791 7370304.

We want all of our students to feel safe in College, and work to protect any students who may be vulnerable or at risk of harm.

We are committed to safeguarding and providing a safe environment for all learners to enjoy, including young people and those that are vulnerable.

We achieve this in many ways, including:

  • obtaining Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and other relevant pre-employment checks on all staff and volunteers
  • obtaining DBS checks on learners who will be working with children or vulnerable adults as part of their course
  • organising learner risk assessments where appropriate: these may be carried out if learners have an unspent criminal record, or pending court cases
  • ongoing staff training
  • operating a College wide Safeguarding Team that are easily contactable
  • developing a clear process for reporting cases of suspected abuse
  • taking bullying and harassment extremely seriously – if you have any concerns or this affects you, call the Student Services on 0116 224 2240.

Prevent

As the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act was passed by the UK government in 2015, Prevent is the name of a national anti-terrorism strategy. It is a legal requirement for schools, universities and colleges to help prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and extremism. As part of this responsibility, we monitor external speakers and events; train staff and educate learners about extremism; carry out risk assessments; provide welfare and chaplaincy services to learners; and we implement a clear IT policy to keep you safe. We work closely with Prevent leads in the Department for Education, Local Authority and police and may discuss individual cases if we feel this is necessary to protect the individual or the local community. If you are concerned that one of our learners students might be drawn into extremism, you can pass on your concern by:

  • telling a trusted member of staff in College
  • contact our safeguarding team on 07825 175729 or 0791 7370304 or by email 
  • ringing the non-emergency police number 101
  • in an emergency, ringing 999.

For more information call us 0116 224 2240 or email us.