Keeping Young People Safe

We understand how complex young people's lives are and that there are often challenges with keeping them safe. We are here to offer them advice and guidance as well as supporting them through a number of College initiatives. Some information on the initiatives your young person will experience include:

CHAD: Challenging Hatred and Discrimination, whether that be related to Disability, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Socio-economic status, Age, Ethnicity, Sex or other factors where an individual or a group is different. CHAD can be used to seek assistance from Personal Tutors or Student Support whether it is related to college or not.

E-Safety: The College uses technologies as part of the learning experience; the VLE, emails, blogs, web links, videos, podcasts etc as tools for learning. In order to ensure the students understand the risks posed when using digital technology and to educate the students on how to minimise these risks, the college induction programme includes a series of lectures on e-safety. The main elements of e-safety covered within these sessions are about the rights and responsibilities students have. The sessions also cover cyber bullying, the risks of online grooming, sexting and sharing private information, your digital footprint, how to maintain your online reputation, gaming regulations and copyright restrictions. Students are given clear guidance on who they can ask for support and advice, and given clear instruction on the college e-safety policy. Personal tutors have all be trained in e-safety and completed the CEOP “Think You Know” course. We also have CEOP Ambassadors and EPICT certified professionals within the College.

We would like to offer parents the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have regarding issues around e-safety, and the opportunity to sample some of the resources we will use with your young people. The CEOP website has a page dedicated to parents, offering information and advice which you can find here.

Your young person will have a personal tutor. If you have any concerns regarding e-safety and the lessons we offer, please do not hesitate to contact the personal tutor.

Prevent: Prevent is about supporting and protecting those people that might be susceptible to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals are diverted away before any crime is committed. Please click here to view our Prevent policy.

Rangers: The role of the Youth & Safety Rangers was introduced in response to student feedback and in consultation with the Students' Union. They are in place to ensure students have access to a safe and secure environment by maintaining a high profile and working proactively with students in a security and youth work capacity.

Safeguarding: The College is committed to the safety and protection of our students. Please view our Safeguarding policy and Meet our safeguarding team