Student Life at LMC

Student Life at LMC

Safeguarding

We are committed to the wellbeing of learners and staff and we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of students 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 what we do for all learners and Child Protection is what we do for children and young people who have been harmed or are at significant risk of being harmed.

To discuss our safeguarding provision further, please contact our Safeguarding and Pastoral Team at safe@lmc.ac.uk or complete the form below:-

Safeguarding Enquiry Form

STAY SAFE ON-LINE

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.

Advice for parents and carers

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.

USEFUL LINKS

  • Anna Freud Self-care Summer Pack: This helps young people to create their own individual self-care plan for the summer holidays based on strategies which other young people have found helpful.
  • Educate Against Hate: Government advice and trusted resources for schools, staff and parents to safeguard from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline (website) or call them
  • NSPCC helpline: If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
  • Childline: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’.
  • The Mental Health Foundation
  • YoungMInds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.
  • IRISi interventions
  • Big White Wall: An anonymous community where members can talk, share & support each other.