The college has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students under the age of 18, and the needs of vulnerable adults.
Our Safeguarding Policy includes child protection, abuse and neglect, prevention of bullying, harassment and discrimination, dealing with attendance issues and security.
We also have a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy, as would be expected. As part of our safeguarding duty we aim to ensure that:
- A safe learning environment is provided for all
- Young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm are identified
- Appropriate action is taken to ensure that such young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe
- The college has detailed procedures to provide a clear direction to staff and application of these procedures is mandatory.
If you require any further information, please call 01964 553000 and ask to speak to our Safeguarding Lead.
The college is also a proud supporter of British Values. Fundamental British Values are defined by Ofsted as;
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
These values are promoted by the college and embedded in teaching and learning at all levels. In doing so, the college aims to;
- Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
- Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
- Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and society more widely
- Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
- Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
- Encourage respect for other people
- Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
Our message to students about bullying is simple - you don't have to stand for it.
All students are advised to tell their course manager or contact Student Services if they have a problem. The college is here to help.
Equality and Diversity
All forms of diversity are embraced and celebrated here.
Our caring staff go out of their way to ensure every individual is made to feel welcome and supported. Everyone at the college is treated fairly, equally and without prejudice.
We hold a college-wide Equality and Diversity Week each year, which gives students and staff the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities and discussions to raise awareness about related issues.
We also run numerous advice and support groups throughout the year, meaning there is always someone available to listen and help.
Health and Safety
The college is firmly committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees, students and any other persons affected by its activities.
We acknowledge the importance and positive benefits of effective health and safety management and strive to maintain the highest standards for health and safety.
The college fulfils its duties by:
- Establishing effective systems to assess risk and identify precautions, which are sensible and proportionate
- Encouraging consultation/communication on health and safety matters to raise the profile of such issues throughout the organisation
- Providing employees and students with the necessary information, instruction and training to carry out their work/studies safely
- Educating students in risk awareness by incorporating the basic principles into all appropriate courses
- Regularly monitoring and assessing health and safety performance.
Further details can be provided by contacting the college, to ensure the information is current.
Stay Safe Online
E-Safety tips given to students are as follows:
- Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
- Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
- Don’t post personal information like your mobile number or address
- Never give out your passwords.