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Safeguarding Statement

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The City of Liverpool College has a statutory and moral duty to safeguard and
promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and will provide
a safe environment in which they can learn.

‘Welfare of the child is paramount’ Children Act 1989. The College is committed
to the wellbeing and development of all its students. The College recognises its
contribution and duties towards safeguarding all its students, especially those who
are vulnerable.

The College acknowledges that promoting safeguarding is the responsibility of all
our staff and accepts that abuse of children and vulnerable adults does occur.

The College believes that all children and vulnerable adults should have equality in
the services they receive and be able to do so in an environment that is safe, secure
and nurturing.

The college has a Designated Safeguarding Lead who is responsible for the
safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults.

  • Every student has an ID fob with the college’s Safeguarding telephone
    number and are encouraged to speak to a tutor or to telephone the
    safeguarding team if they feel they ‘may be in danger of abuse or harm’
  • All college staff are trained to identify children or vulnerable adults who are
    suffering, or are likely to suffer significant harm
  • All staff report all causes of concern to the Safeguarding Team immediately
    and follow up using a standard proforma
  • The Safeguarding team will take appropriate action to see that such children
    and vulnerable adults are kept safe, including referral to external agencies;
    e.g. Children’s Services, Adult Services and/or the Police where this is
    deemed appropriate; i.e. when there are concerns that a child or vulnerable
    adult may be at risk of significant harm
  • The Designated Safeguarding Leads liaise with the appropriate key partners
    and develop collaborative working practices which facilitate and promote the
    safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults both within the College and
    within the wider community
  • The College will offer supervision to staff to help them support students who are the victims of abuse
  • All staff receive mandatory safeguarding training covering current policies and procedures
  • Staff training is regularly updated and rolled out across college to take account of new legislation; e.g. the Prevent duty – part of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • All teaching staff have current CRB or DBS clearance.

 

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