Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and adults at risk — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. We provide this through:
We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We embrace a ‘whole college approach’ to safeguarding, ensuring that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice. We will take all allegations and suspicions of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly. We will also make information available on Safeguarding and Wellbeing to learners, supported people and other stakeholders.
Here at City College Peterborough we encourage all learners, visitors and staff to follow the SMART rules, to help you stay safe online.
S - Stay safe online by not sharing your personal information. Don't give away things like your name, home address or password.
M - Do not meet anyone who you have only become friends with online. This can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger.
A - Do not accept messages and friend requests from people to do not know.
R - Not everything online is reliable. People online are strangers and you can't trust everything they say.
T - Tell a person you trust if anything happens online that you do not like.
Be careful what you share online! Stop and think before you share information online. Don't say or do anything that you wouldn't in the real world!
Reporting mechanisms for online safety issues:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding Manager, Prevent, Online Safety & Organisational Abuse Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Senior Mental Health Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Multi-agency Risk Management (MARMS)
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Scams Lead / City Centre Hub
Designated Safeguarding Lead Brook Street Campus
Designated Safeguarding Lead Industrial Hub
Designated Safeguarding Lead & Child on Child
Designated Safeguarding Lead Employability Hub
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoLs)
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Domestic Abuse Leads
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Hub Coordinator - Kingfisher Centre
If you have a safeguarding concern about yourself or someone else, you can speak to a member of our safeguarding team by calling, emailing or completing our safeguarding form below. Our team will listen to your concerns and ensure you're provided with the right support.
Extremism and radicalisation and safeguarding are covered as part of College programmes, with the aim of educating young people about the risks, so they are aware of how to keep themselves safe.