The Chesterfield College Group has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that it safeguards and promotes the welfare of all College users, with particular reference to children, young people and vulnerable adults, receiving education and training via the College Group. This document represents the Chesterfield College Group’s commitment to Child Protection responsibilities, which is underpinned by the Department for Education statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2019).
The framework for working with agencies to promote the safety and wellbeing of young people within College is also reflective of the legislative framework ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2018). This policy also demonstrates the College Groups’ commitment to online safety, which forms an intrinsic part of modern day living but can present risks if people are not supported to recognise and develop ‘keep safe strategies’ This also includes recognition of the legal implications of Sexting and youth produced sexual imagery. Risks associated with online activity are deeply rooted within the College mandatory Safeguarding training, with possible risk indicators identified as reportable Safeguarding concerns. Staff are also given guidance on how to conduct themselves professionally online both on behalf of themselves and on behalf of the organisation via the Communications Policy.