What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is a term used to describe the duties and responsibilities that those providing a health, social or education service have to protect individuals from harm. This includes safer staff recruitment and the Colleges Safeguarding Policy.

As part of our induction process, all learners will understand how to recognise abuse, discrimination, bullying and harassment (including ‘cyberbullying‘) and what action to take if they or other learners are subjected to such treatment.

Staff and learners should be able to understand the six categories of abuse as defined by the Department of Health:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Psychological/Emotional Abuse
  • Financial or Material Abuse
  • Neglect and Acts of Omission
  • Discrimination

We commit to ensuring that staff who work with young people and vulnerable adults are vetted by conducting Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS). In addition, staff receive training on safeguarding and prevent, including regular termly updates. We have a team of designated senior persons at the college who have received specific safeguarding training; someone will always be on hand to help if you have any concerns.

Operation Encompass

Our college is now part of Operation Encompass, a new safeguarding initiative which aims to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents which might have an impact on our students.

Click here to find out more about Operation Encompass.

The Safeguarding Team

Whatever the issue, whether it be bullying and harassment, self-harm, issues at home or concerns that someone might be exposed to violent extremism, the Safeguarding Team are here to help.

Please contact us:

Text: nwhcsafe to 88020


Call: 024 7624 3000

NWSLC Safeguarding Team

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