We are committed to the wellbeing of learners and staff and we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. We do this through the creation and maintenance of a healthy and safe learning environment and promotion of the ‘Safe Learner’ and ‘Healthy FE’ concept.
The Principal and Board of Governors recognise their responsibility in ensuring arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of all staff and students but especially those of children (under 18), and vulnerable adults (those over 18 with a reduced capacity to give informed consent due to a mental condition, disability or illness). The governing body has appointed a designated governor for Safeguarding and Health, Safety & Wellbeing to work with College staff to monitor compliance and promotion of good practice.
Safeguarding is for all learners, Child Protection is for children and young people who have been harmed or are at significant risk of being harmed.
We are all spending more time on-line at the moment; College classes are being taught via MS Teams, conversations are taking place using video apps and lots of us are using a wide range of social media platforms to stay in touch with friends and family. So, it is more important than ever to ensure that you protect yourself from negative influencers and stay safe.
We have provided some useful links below but if you have any concerns, please speak with your tutor or contact our Safeguarding Team.
The rise of online platforms and apps has allowed young people to be contacted in their own homes for explicit content, while parents and carers believe they are safe. Please take some time to read through Internet Watch Foundation's "Guide for Parents & Carers" on how to make sure your home is protected from online predators.
Whilst College is currently closed to learners, we have transferred all of our teaching and learning on-line. Daily routines have changed, with many people now working and studying from home. It is important for young people to stay connected and safe online. We have provided some useful links below, but if you have any concerns about the safety of a young person, please contact our Safeguarding Manager.