Staying Safe

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We’re committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our students.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We provide staff with regular training opportunities to remind them of the different aspects of safeguarding and the harms faced by children and young people. 

In addition to our child protection arrangements, all staff are aware of safeguarding issues that can put children and young people at risk of harm listed in KCSIE 2022. This includes local area and national safeguarding information which are updated annually.

Helping our students to stay safe

Our CORE curriculum plan supports young people to be healthy, safe and prepared for modern life whilst also developing PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) skills.

RSHE (relationships, sex and health education) are all covered across three core themes: health and wellbeing; relationships; and living in the wider world. The breakdown of annual safeguarding awareness is summarised below.


Health & Safety induction Health & Safety induction 
Wellbeing baseline assessment Wellbeing baseline assessment 
Seeking supportSeeking support
Inclusion weekInclusion week
MH and emotional wellbeingResponsible healthy choices
Managing stressManaging change
Body imageSexual health into adulthood
Healthy coping strategiesBody image
Safeguarding surveySafeguarding survey
Anti bullying weekAnti bullying week
Staying safe onlineStaying safe online

Term 2

Living in a diverse societyPersonal values, including in relation to contraception and sexual health
Challenging prejudice and discriminationOnline safety 
Drug & alcohol awarenessLife finance/debt
Road safetyDrug & alcohol awareness
ConsentConsent and sexual violence/harmful behaviour
British ValuesBritish Values
Radicalisation & ExtremismRadicalisation & Extremism
Gang cultureGang culture
Online safety revisitGambling and financial worries
Debt and it’s consequencesIndependent living
Gambling and financial worriesBad choices (festivals/spiking)

Term 3

ConsentNew friendships and relationships, including in the workplace
Assertive communicationPersonal safety
Positive relationships and recognising abuseIntimacy
Strategies for managing dangerous situations or relationshipsConflict resolution
Independence and keeping safeRelationship changes
TravelStaying safe in the sun
First aidStaying safe near water
The impact of substance useEnd of year
Staying safe in the sun
Staying safe near water

Where can students get help at college? 

Student safety is paramount. If any student ever feels unsafe, they should raise their concerns at the earliest opportunity by speaking to a member of staff or going directly to Student Services (The Hive), Beehive or Reception.

Students can seek well-being advice or get support with a personal matter at our Student Services support desk in The Hive. Students can drop in or arrange an appointment through the student site or by emailing Parents and carers can also use this email address to let us know if they’re worried about their child.

Alternatively, students can approach any member of staff they feel comfortable with and they will refer you to the appropriate college support service. 

Students and parents/carers can seek out of hours and out of term time guidance.

The Safeguarding team