At Hopwood Hall College everybody is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment, where we put your safety and well-being first. We have a dedicated Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team who work closely with all staff and all our students to keep you safe and ensure that you have the very best experience and really get the most out of your time at college.
It’s their job to make sure you are kept safe from abuse or neglect or harm of any sort and to provide effective safeguarding care, guidance and support.
Part of the college’s safeguarding duty includes protecting vulnerable individuals from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. This is called the ‘Prevent Duty’. Prevent is a government initiative aimed at stopping people becoming involved with, or supporting violent extremism.
The government has defined extremism as: “vocal or active opposition to British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”.
The college shares and promotes these values across our community. We share the belief that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and foster this culture across the college.
All staff are responsible for safeguarding students. There are, however, key staff within the college with specific responsibility and skills to provide interventions and ensure the safeguarding policy and process are followed.
The College operates a secure gate system and students, staff and visitors all wear badges and lanyards to identify them and give them access through the entrance barriers. It is vital that everyone follows the college rules and behaves in a positive way so that everyone at college feels safe.
The College actively encourages safe practice online, through PACE tutorials, on our Virtual Learning platform, along with presentations and events linked to online and cyber security. We regularly share best practice and guidance.
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