Safeguarding and Prevent

Lakes College is committed to the principles and practices of safeguarding and protection of children who are under the age of eighteen years, all learners and vulnerable adults. All within the College have a collective responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of learners and swiftly address and act upon all cases of harassment, abuse, neglect and risk to personal safety of an individual. The College adheres and is commited to  the legislation, policy and regulations as required by:

Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2016)

Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (March 2015)

The Prevent Duty Guidance for Further Education Institutions in England and Wales (2015)

Child Sexual Exploitation – Definition and guide for practitioners (February 2017)

The College is committed to working together with all external partner agencies to safeguard its community, which includes all learners, full or part-time, staff, volunteers and visitors. The commitment to safeguard and protect children extends collectively to everyone in the college and all activities, adopting a fully inclusive, focused, safety conscious, preventative approach. The College policies, procedures and processes provide a framework for designated staff members that have responsibility for safeguarding child protection and the Prevent Duty within the college to swiftly deal with any potential risk or harm to individuals. The College actively promotes Fundamental British Values through our Prevent Strategy (see below).

Please see below for additional links to the College’s full Safeguarding and Prevent policy and additional information:

Lakes College Safeguarding and Prevent Policy 2016/2017

Lakes College Safeguarding Team

Prevent: Student information

Prevent: Parent information

Prevent: Employer information

Prevent: Staff information

Prevent Strategy