Safeguarding

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding in the further education system comes from a deep commitment to place the student at the center of our concerns, and to build around the student those policies, practices and procedures they need to succeed.

We are committed to the well-being and safety of our students, staff and visitors. Please help us to keep everyone safe. We ask you to be mindful of behaviours, actions and decisions whilst at City College Plymouth.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact:

Ben Manning, Designated Safeguarding Lead – 01752 305285

Bridgette Henry, Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Designated Safeguarding Lead – 01752 305296 or 07891 573177

You can also use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

What are we safeguarding from?

Students need to be in a safe environment when they are at the College, in contact with members of staff, other students and/or visitors.  Safeguarding actions may need to be taken to protect students from concerns such as:

  • radicalisation and/or extremist behaviour
  • neglect
  • peer on peer abuse
  • sexual violence
  • physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse
  • bullying, including online bullying and prejudice-based bullying
  • hate crime, including racist, disability and homophobic or trans-phobic abuse
  • gender-based violence and/or violence against women and girls
  • substance abuse
  • technological abuse e.g. sexting
  • child sexual exploitation and/or trafficking
  • teenage relationship abuse and/or coercive control
  • domestic violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • forced marriage.

How can we safeguard effectively?

We safeguard through:

  • policies and procedures
  • safer recruitment
  • training for all staff
  • awareness raising
  • a culture of vigilance
  • health and safety.