Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
(including vulnerable adults)
LMC is committed to the wellbeing of learners and staff and fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect and support its learners. The College has 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.