Safeguarding

Overview

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

he 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 safeguarding@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk with your safeguarding concerns. (Please note that this is not a 24 hour service.)

Learners

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

Parents and carers

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.

Download our PREVENT leaflet for parents and carers

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The Barnet and Southgate College Safeguarding Team :

Toni Beck

Toni Beck

Director of Quality and Learner Experience 
Lead DSO

Jo Colvin-Slee

Jo Colvin-Slee

Operational Lead Safeguarding and Equality
DSO
Designated contact for LAC & CL

Zoe Medcalf

Zoe Medcalf

Safeguarding Training and Development Officer
DSO
Designated contact for young carers and young parents

Vanessa Howe

Vanessa Howe

Safeguarding and Equality Officer
DSO

Aisling Grant

Aisling Grant

Safeguarding and Equality Officer
DSO

Alice Fitzhugh

Alice Fitzhugh

Safeguarding and Equality Assistant

Fiona Bulmer

Fiona Bulmer

Governor
Designated Safeguarding Officer

Safeguarding line: 020 3764 4077 (Not 24 hrs.)

 

Other Safeguarding documents