Keeping Young People Safe

We understand how complex young people's lives are and that there are often challenges keeping them safe.

We are here to offer them advice and guidance and support them through a number of College initiatives.

Some information on the initiatives your young person will experience include:

It's Never OK

It's Never OK is our College-wide awareness campaign for Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB), peer-on-peer abuse sexual abuse.

Posters displayed around the College campuses



Not all harassment and abuse is physical, if you feel you or someone you know has been harassed or abused on social media, report it using one of the links below or on 01473 382205 or it’s neverok@suffolk.ac.uk

Reporting abuse on Facebook
Reporting abuse on Instagram

Reporting abuse on TikTok
Reporting abuse on Snapchat
Reporting abuse on Twitter

Safeguarding:

At Suffolk New College, the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults is taken very seriously.

Please report any instances or concerns to the Student Support Team by calling 01473 382738 or via MyConcern.

Safeguarding includes neglect, any other abuse or event that is likely to cause significant harm, PREVENT, child protection and caring for Vulnerable Adults.

Please view our Safeguarding policy

CHAD:

Challenging Hatred and Discrimination, whether related to Disability, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic 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, Apps, podcasts etc. as tools for learning. To ensure the students understand the risks posed when using digital technology and educate the students on how to minimise these risks, the college induction programme includes a series of sessions on e-safety. The main elements of e-safety covered within these sessions are the rights and responsibilities students have. The sessions also cover cyberbullying, 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. Progress tutors deliver these sessions and have all been trained in e-safety and safeguarding.

If parents/carers have any concerns regarding issues around e-safety, we invite you to contact us. In the meantime, the CEOP website has a page dedicated to parents, offering information and advice, which you can find here.

Your young person will have a progress tutor. If you have any concerns regarding e-safety and the lessons we offer, please do not hesitate to contact the progress 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 Youth & Safety Rangers' role was introduced in response to student feedback and 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.


Advice to parents and carers on gangs:

The government website provides the following leaflet containing advice on keeping your young person safe and helping them make the right choice.

Criminal Exploitation: Stages of Recruitment - Children At Risk of Exploitation (CARE)

County Lines Leaflet