Stay Safe: Creating a safe and welcoming environment for learning
You have the right to feel safe when you are at college and other people should not hurt or abuse you in any way.
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment preventing impairment of children’s health or development ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.
If you know someone is being abused or if someone is abusing you, tell someone you trust. This could be:
• College safeguarding team
• Member of staff at the college
• Police officer
• Family member/carer
There are many people and services at the college that can help you stay safe and provide you with help and support.
You can contact the Safeguarding Team:
Our safeguarding team are available to contact on college days between 9am-5pm.