Gateway College has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the College functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people and vulnerable adults studying at the College.
We take the safety of our students very seriously, this includes health and safety practice on College premises and students own personal safety and wellbeing. You can speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team at any time if you have any worries or concerns about your own or anyone else’s safety and wellbeing. Our Safeguarding Team are well trained and experienced in supporting students with a range of personal issues including domestic violence, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, homelessness and any concerns relating to extremism or radicalisation.
If you are experiencing any type of abuse at college or in your personal life, we can support you. All safeguarding concerns can be reported to:
Gateway College Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): 0116 274 4561
Head of Learning for Life and Work: Kerry Reeve: 07944 856 849
Follow the link to read the Gateway College Safeguarding Policy
Leicester Safeguarding Children Board
Keeping children safe in education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Operation Encompass is a police and school early intervention safeguarding information sharing partnership which supports children experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Operation Encompass is based upon the national requirements to not only identify children in need of support but to also ensure that this support is put in place immediately: ‘Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.’
Police are a ‘local safeguarding partner’ required to ‘make arrangements to work together’ (with the other partners) ‘to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children including identifying and responding to their needs’ Working Together to Safeguard Children and all its requirements apply to all schools.
Click on the link below to see the key principles of Operation Encompass:
Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on educational bodies to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. At Gateway, we incorporate our duties under the Government’s Prevent agenda within our approach to Safeguarding.
These values are defined as ‘democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs’. Gateway College encourages its students and staff to respect other people with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.
If members of the public, staff and students are worried, or have fears regarding an individual that studies or works at the college, they are able to report safeguarding concerns anonymously through the Gateway College email helpline – firstname.lastname@example.org.