Here at Landmarks we are committed to doing everything we can to make sure all of our learners and staff are kept safe and protected from harm. This is what safeguarding is all about. The government provides statutory guidance to colleges on what they need to do to achieve this. We adhere to all guidance and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to make college a safe, happy and thriving environment for all. It is important to us that all college users are treated with respect and dignity and feel safe and listened to.
What is Prevent?
Part of the college’s safeguarding duty also includes protecting vulnerable individuals from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. This is called the ‘Prevent Duty’. Prevent is a government initiative aimed at stopping people from becoming involved with, or supporting violent extremism.
The government has defined extremism as: “vocal or active opposition to British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”. The college shares and promotes these values across our community.
What we do as a college?
Have a clear policy and procedures in place. You can view our safeguarding policy
Employ a team of trained Designated Safeguarding Leads
Make sure all of our staff working for, or on behalf of the College, are suitable to work with young people
Actively encourage learners and staff to raise any concerns they have
Take all concerns seriously, act upon them, and offer full support both through college and specialist services.
In college, we have Learner Services who will support learners with a range of concerns
Train all of our staff in safeguarding at a level appropriate to their role on an ongoing basis
Deliver sessions covering a range of subjects areas around safeguarding
How do you report a concern?
If you are worried about yourself or someone you know in college please speak to any member of staff. They will ensure you get the help and support you need from a specialist member of staff.
There are some examples below of issues that would come under safeguarding. Further information on these issues can be found on the NCPCC website.
Bullying – including online/cyberbullying
Children missing education
Child sexual exploitation
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Gangs and youth violence
Useful Links for Online Safety for Parents and Students
If you are concerned about a learner or young person and online safety please contact a designated person for safeguarding in college, who you can get in touch with through calling 07513052054 or emailing email@example.com, or if college is closed please use the following links.
Info for parents
There’s lots of information and advice on this site to help you keep your child or young person safe.
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