Safeguarding is our responsibility to ensure that our staff, students and other individuals connected to our activities, operations and programmes do no cause harm to children and vulnerable adults.
It is also our responsibility to manage any concerns raised and report them to the appropriate authorities.
Protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, exploitation, victimisation, abuse, neglect, sexual harassment and violence is fundamental to creating a safe learning and working environment. In turn, these experiences impact on the learning and working experiences of those directly, or indirectly, affected by such behaviours.
Abusive behaviours can take many forms, including, but not limited to:
• Physical abuse
• Emotional or psychological abuse
• Sexual abuse (ongoing, recent or which happened in the past)
• Domestic abuse/gender-based violence (and its impact on victims and their children who witness it)
• Child criminal exploitation
• Financial abuse
• Discriminatory abuse
• Modern slavery