Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS OVER THE HOLIDAYS
The college recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners.
We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all learners are respected and valued.
Children, young people (up to the age of 18) and vulnerable adults have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. It is the responsibly of all members of staff, volunteers and governors to report cases of suspected abuse, disclosure of abuse or abuse of trust and be aware of the policy and procedure for doing this.
If you have concerns that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of harm or is being abused you must report this.
If you have any concerns tell a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately.
Telephone 020 3764 4077 or email email@example.com with your safeguarding concerns. (Please note that this is not a 24 hour service.)
Alternatively, during the school holidays you can use this Holiday Help Sheet
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Barnet and Southgate College is an inclusive and supportive learning community. We encourage all members of our community to adopt a critical and questioning approach and to engage in mutually respectful dialogue with others to broaden thinking, views and learning. Our College values are shaped by a fundamental belief in the British values of the rule of law and democratic action, respect for others and humility toward people of all cultural backgrounds, the presence and promotion of harmony between different traditions and the use of knowledge to develop self confidence, self-esteem and civic pride. This work is reflected in the Learner and Staff Code of Conduct that everyone at College signs up to and also through the College equality objectives, which ensures that our community is pro-actively involved in equality and diversity initiatives. Our Learners and Staff have a duty to behave responsibly; respecting others rights, beliefs and freedoms.
Barnet and Southgate College is committed to freedom of expression within English and EU law. The College also has a duty to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural rights of staff and learners and also to protect the welfare and character of other people to prevent disorder or crime. This means that we may place restrictions on speakers and organisations who wish to visit Barnet and Southgate College. The College will not provide a venue for any speaker or group that we consider is likely to advocate violence, religious hatred, or racist, sexist or homophobic views, which are contrary to our inclusivity, equality and diversity ethos and likely to be unlawful. We take our duty to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community seriously, which includes protecting all from activities and links with organisations that may cause offence or endanger people.
If you are a learner at Barnet and Southgate College there is a range of support that you are encouraged to access to help you protect yourself and ensure your welfare. This includes: Progression Coaches, Learning Coaches, Safeguarding and Equality officers, Careers advisors and Counsellors
The college is committed to maintaining a Safeguarding ethos and creating a culture of openness and honesty. We strive, at all times, to work appropriately with services, outside agencies, parents and carers to help protect and promote the welfare of our learners.
Parents and carers are encouraged to access our Safeguarding policy to better understand the college’s statutory responsibilities in regard to Safeguarding, Child Protection and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
When appropriate we aim to discuss concerns about learners with their parents and carers yet in some instances this may not be appropriate. Decisions around this will be taken by the team of Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs).
If you would like to learn more about how you can protect or support your children we recommend that you speak to one of the DSOs.
Safeguarding and Equality Assistant
Other Safeguarding documents