Safeguarding is the process of creating an environment for all students and staff that actively prevents harm, harassment, bullying, abuse and neglect. The College expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to respect and engage with this commitment.
The College is committed to:
- Providing a safe learning environment for all students with equal protection from all types of harm and abuse.
- Identifying children, young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm, and taking appropriate action to see that such individuals are kept safe, both at home and at the College.
- Working in partnership with students, staff and other institutions to promote a safe learning environment.
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead – Diana Martin, Vice Principal
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Davina Foy
If you have any specific issues you would like to discuss in confidence prior to starting college, you can contact Student Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prevent Duty is about safeguarding our students to keep them both safe and within the law. Education settings have a duty to have regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing students from having political and religious views but about supporting them to act in non-extremist ways.
You can watch a short government information film on this subject here - watch the video here
If you have concerns with regard to any of our students please contact our Safeguarding Team.
If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK and the college is closed, report it to the Met Police online [www.met.police.uk] using their quick and confidential online tool under Tell Us About. They monitor this service 24 hours a day. The Met hosts this reporting service on behalf of all UK police forces.
Below is the official Counter Terrorism Policing Teams advice about what to do in the unlikely event of being caught up in a situation where you are fearful for your safety. It only takes 5 minutes to watch but may just save your life. We encourage all of our staff and students to watch.
You can also find out what to do in a weapons or firearms situation while on campus according to the Counter Terrorism Policing Team.
Dudley College of Technology, its partners and subcontractors, recognise the important role it can play in helping to prevent people being drawn into terrorism and in providing appropriate advice and support.
The college has a vital role in ensuring that groups or individuals within the college and those whose learning is facilitated by its partners and subcontractors are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
It follows equal opportunity guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status or any protected characteristic.
The college, its partners and subcontractors, uphold the acceptance of fundamental British values which it is its responsibility to promote. In doing so its learners will be able to grow as individuals and citizens in the community in which they live.
The British values are:
- Your opinion counts
The rule of law
- No one is above the law
- Laws protect everyone
- Innocent until proved guilty
- Freedom of speech
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- All backgrounds and cultures
- All ages
- All genders and sexualities
- All religions and beliefs
The college, its partners and subcontractors, seek to create an environment that enables students to become rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance.