Safeguarding & Prevent
The College holds as a high priority the health, safety and welfare of all vulnerable students involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of the College. We believe that all students, regardless of age, disability, gender and gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religious belief, sexual orientation have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
To help safeguard our students the College will:
- Take a preventative approach to protect them from potential harm or damage.
- Take all appropriate actions to address concerns about their welfare.
- Work to agreed local policies and procedures in full
partnership with other local agencies
- Plan, implement, monitor and review policies and procedures
to ensure that the maximum is done to provide a safe
environment for vulnerable students in the College.
- Take all reasonable measures to ensure that risks of harm
to them is minimised.
Our procedures include:
- Carrying out risk assessments and managing any risks effectively.
- Adhering to our Health and Safety procedures.
- Staff selection, recruitment, induction supervision and training to be carried out safely and thoroughly.
- Reacting quickly and decisively to any reported incidents of harm or abuse.
- Awareness training for all staff.
You can download our Safeguarding Policy on the right.
The Prevent Duty
All Colleges have a duty to safeguard their students, Prevent is about safeguarding our students to keep them both safe and within the law.
The Prevent Duty is not about preventing students from having political and religious views and concerns but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.
All College staff undertake training in the Prevent Duty and how to recognise radical views and opinions that could indicate radicalisation has taken place.
Referral for any concerns in the first instance should go to the College designated Safeguarding Officer who will investigate the issues and refer on to the appropriate person in Bexley Council.