Personal safety is essential for effective and successful learning and can only be felt in an environment that promotes wellbeing and security for everyone. Effective safeguarding is more than simply having safer recruitment policies and procedures in place.
It means having a culture of vigilance where all our staff know their responsibilities and act accordingly and all our learners are aware of what they can expect and what to do if they have concerns.
Safeguarding looks at keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from a much wider range of potential harm and delivers a plan of preventative action, not just reaction.
The College is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all by:
The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all students and expects staff to share this commitment. Staff are expected to be vigilant in the workplace and to promote effective safeguarding practices in those around them.
Any safeguarding concerns should be reported to the College’s safeguarding leads Diane Lawson or Emma Beal on 01226 760000 or via email@example.com
With the pace of current digital developments, everyone who uses the internet should be aware of the potential risks.
Posting personal information on social networking sites such as Facebook leaves a digital footprint which could leave you open to identity theft, cyber stalking, e-bullying and even harm potential employment prospects.
It is important to protect your computer from adware, spyware and viruses that may slow performance or crash your operating system.
To protect your computer from infection:
The global nature of the Internet has brought new life to illegal activity that used to circulate by mail or telephone. Some of the most common forms of Internet fraud include:
Phishing is a common trick used by identity thieves. This crime involves sending emails or creating websites that appear to be from a legitimate source and asking you to confirm personal information such as bank account numbers, passwords, birthdates or addresses.
For further advice and guidance, please visit the Get Safe Online website at www.getsafeonline.org
Please be aware that, under the terms of the College ICT User Policy, all internet activity is monitored and logged.
To view our safeguarding policies please visit our policies and key documents page.
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