Exeter College Safeguarding Team
Exeter College holds the protection, safety, health, well-being and welfare of all of its students as paramount. We believe that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have a right to protection from abuse and to the support they need to reach their full potential.
We follow the statutory guidance in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' (revised Sept. 2018) and 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (revised July 2018) and recognise our responsibility under the Children's Act 1989 and section 175 of the Education Act 2002, to have due regard to our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people.
In line with 'Keeping Children Safe in education 2018, we believe that everyone has a responsibility to actively safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults, whatever their role; and we are committed to a 'whole college approach' to safeguarding. To this end we will ensure that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection and also in preventing radicalisation, in line with the statutory guidance in the Prevent Duty 2015.
We will take all child protection and safeguarding concerns seriously and will respond to them promptly, keeping the child/young person/vulnerable adult at the centre of all we do.
We will make information available on Safeguarding and Child Protection to students and parents and guardians and make sure that we keep up to date withchanges in legislation.
The College provides a comprehensive wellbeing and welfare service to students. This includes support for: housing; financial support needs; medical and physical health needs and mental health and emotional wellbeing; all of which can impact on a student's health, well-being and safety.
If you are concerned about the safety of any child, young person or vulnerable adult, then please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead on 01392 400449 or contact the MASH, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0345 155 1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the Child Protection Policy