The College takes its responsibilities for safeguarding very seriously. If, for any reason, you have concerns for your own safety or well-being, or the safety or well-being of others, you should report these concerns to a member of staff. These concerns could be in relation to physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, radicalisation, forced and honour-based violence, peer-to-peer abuse, domestic violence or e-safety for example.
The College has policies for safeguarding and Prevent and e-safety, which are available as downloads from the student zone of the College website. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection/Safeguarding is:
Jamie Staddon – Vice Principal (Room H117 Hampton)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Louise Dale-Barron – Assistant Principal (Room B706 Blythe)
Trevor Irving – Assistant Principal (Room B707)
Nancy Troman – Progress Manager (Room B501 Blythe)
Caroline Sweeney – Additional Learning Support Lead (Meriden Building)
Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, the College has a legal duty to work to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism and extremism. If you have any concerns, either in relation to your own situation, or that of other students, please speak to any member of staff, who will refer you to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.
To find out more, read the College’s full Safeguarding, Child Protection and Prevent Policy.