The college safeguarding policy has been reviewed and, whilst executed remotely, this remains fully operational for the duration of the pandemic. All college staff have received a full briefing and will continue to report and communicate to the college safeguarding team in the usual way, should they have any new or ongoing safeguarding concerns about any of our students or apprentices. The safeguarding policy can be found on our website here.
In normal college operating hours between the hours of 8.30am-5pm Mon-Thurs and 8.30am-4.30pm Fri (excluding bank holidays), the safeguarding team can be contacted as follows:
Call: 07584 384838
Outside of these working hours and as per usual out of hour’s arrangements, you can click on this link to report safeguarding concerns to your local authority safeguarding teams
Online safety remains a priority for our students, particularly throughout this period where most of their learning as well as social activity is now being conducted in the digital world.
Arrangements for Vulnerable students
The Government defines vulnerable children/young people as those who have a social worker and those up to the age of 25 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. The college wellbeing, inclusion and safeguarding teams remain in close contact with these vulnerable students to ensure their continued safety and wellbeing, along with supporting their engagement in online / remote learning. The team also communicate frequently with families and Social Workers to ensure a full wraparound support service, and in order to continually risk asses those students. Where considered appropriate and safe, the college offers opportunity for students to attend provision if this is deemed to be in their best interests.