Safeguarding - Information for students and visitors
We all want Canterbury College to be a safe and secure place for everyone to work and learn together. "Safeguarding" is the term used to describe the legal and human obligations we all share to help keep Canterbury College a safe place for everyone who studies, works and visits here.
Information about Safeguarding, including policies and advice, is available on the College intranet.
List of Designated Members of College staff with their Safeguarding responsibilities
- Jon Dent - Director of Quality
- Lut Stewart - Director Student Support Services
- Justin Hill - Health and Safety Advisor
- Kay O'Connell - Personal Advisor
What does Safeguarding mean in practice?
Broadly, Safeguarding means creating a climate of safety and security within the College It means that staff and students are aware of their Safeguarding responsibilities and take them seriously
Specifically, Safeguarding means that we do all we can to guard against
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional / Psychological abuse
- Domestic violence
- Financial abuse
- Bullying, including web or text
- Forced marriages
And that when we become aware of these issues we deal with them promptly and effectively.
You can download a free application for smartphones at blockem.co.uk.
What do I do if someone I know has a concern about Safeguarding?
Tell someone! Any student can approach any member of staff anytime about Safeguarding and they will listen to you and act upon what you say.
So if you have concerns about your wellbeing or that of others please share them with; your personal tutor, your class rep or with any member of staff.
You can also get free confidential advice about a range of personal, academic and financial problems from the Student Information Centre.