Legal Framework and Procedural Guidance
Senior Manager Responsible
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Nominated Academy Councillor for Safeguarding
Review due date
Newfriars College Safeguarding Statement:
Newfriars College recognises its legal duty to protect young people from significant harm and responding to possible abuse of young people through its work with other agencies. The college policy and procedures are informed by the Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance and are updated yearly. Newfriars College Safeguarding Team works closely in collaboration with local Safeguarding Boards:
Our staff seek to adopt an open and accepting attitude toward young people as part of their general responsibility for managing student welfare. Staff hope that young people and their parents/carers feel free to talk about any concerns or worries which may impact educational and social development and that they will see the college as a safe place if there are any difficulties affecting them outside of the college setting. Our learners are able to report concerns in person or via an anonymous on-line reporting platform – “My Voice” (part of The Safeguarding Company’s My Concern reporting system). Young people will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. All staff are aware of how to identify and report a safeguarding concern and the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to resolving concerns with the young person at the centre of any strategy.
All staff must work within the legal and statutory guidelines for child protection. We encourage all staff through awareness and training to have a good working knowledge of our Safeguarding policy. Staff are trained to identify and report any Low-Level concerns that they may witness in the behaviour of staff, volunteers, contractors etc… at the college.
Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Designated Safeguarding Deputies are:
To report a safeguarding concern to the college please contact any of the above at the college 01782 987180 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned that a young person is in immediate danger, please contact the police on 999.
Operation Encompass – Newfriars College has signed up to Operation Encompass, which is an information sharing partnership between Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent educational settings. This allows us to offer immediate support for young people experiencing domestic abuse. To visit their website to learn more, please click here.