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Safeguarding our students is our priority

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding means;

  • Promotion of your health and development
  • Ensuring your safety and care
  • Being alert to any difficulties that you may find yourself in and readily offering help
  • Ensuring you are offered the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment, both in college and online
  • Helping you stay safe online
  • Being alert to exposure to extremist views and radicalisation and taking steps to prevent this

We have developed a Safeguarding Policy and other related policies that aims to meet this commitment.

Our policies cover:

  • All forms of abuse, including abuse by peers, and neglect
  • Prevention of discrimination
  • Anti-bullying and harassment
  • Promoting good  attendance and behaviour
  • Safety and security
  • Confidentiality
  • Policies related to drugs and smoking.

If you, as a student at the College have any concern about yourself or any other student’s well-being, safety or rights, then you should talk to one or more of the following:

  • One of our six designated Safeguarding Officers
  • A Student Progress Manager
  • Personal Tutor
  • A subject teacher

The College will seek to fulfil its duty to prevent young people being drawn into radicalisation and extremism. The College will actively promote ‘British values’ of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance of other faiths and beliefs and embed them in our safeguarding policies and everything we do. More details can be found on the ‘Prevent’ section

View our Safeguarding Policy Statement