Student safety and wellbeing is an essential duty for Bradford College.
Our Safeguarding Policy outlines the College's approach to Safeguarding. All enrolled Bradford College students (and staff) have access to a comprehensive online Information Portal, to advise on staying safe on campus and in your community.
If you are unsure of what action you should take, read our Risk Ladder document.
Concern for students
If you have any concerns about a student's safety or wellbeing, you can complete our Cause For Concern Referral Form, and email it to [email protected]. Please take care to use student numbers and initials only, to ensure data protection.
Concerns for adults (over 18s)
If your concern is for an adult (over 18) then you need to obtain their consent to share their information with us BEFORE completing the Cause For Concern Referral Form. If they do not consent, you can encourage them to call the Safeguarding Team directly on 01274 088999 or email [email protected] If you feel that they will not contact safeguarding themselves and you are still concerned about their safety and or wellbeing, then please complete a Cause for Concern Referral Form and indicate on the form that you have not been able to obtain consent.
The safeguarding office is open from Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm. The safeguarding team have an on-call phone service which is available 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday - call 07872 052703.
Call 01274 088999 if you're concerned a student is being harmed or abused. You may be asked to give some indication of how urgent your concern may be. It is ok to say you need to speak to someone immediately.
Email [email protected]. Remember, you should not include sensitive information about students in an email.
You can also contact the Student Base on Ground Floor, The David Hockney Building. They offer early help and prevention support to students.
Out of hours, the Safeguarding telephone number redirects to College Security who can also help.
What we do as a College
• Have a clear policy and procedures in place.
• Employ a Safeguarding Manager and a team of specialist Safeguarding Officers who are professionally trained social workers.
• Provide a Person-centred and Rights-based service.
• Make sure all of our staff working for, or on behalf of the College, are suitable to work with young people and adults carrying out all the relevant checks.
• Actively encourage students and staff to raise any concerns they have.
• Take all concerns seriously, act upon them, and offer full support both through college internal and external specialist services.
• Provide Early Help and Preventative services for students.
• In College we provide Student Liaison Officers, a Mental Health Team, access to Counsellors, a Welfare Team and Progress Coaches who all support students with a range of concerns.
• Train all of our staff in safeguarding at a level appropriate to their role on an ongoing basis.
• Deliver sessions in tutorial time covering a range of subjects areas around safeguarding.
• All students and staff have access to a comprehensive a Stay Safe Online platform, offering information about staying safe both on campus and in their communities.
Find out more about safeguarding
The following issues that would come under safeguarding. More information on these issues can be found on the NSPCC website.
• Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Bullying – including online/cyber bullying
• Children missing education
• Child sexual exploitation
• Domestic violence
• Faith abuse
• Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
• Forced Marriage
• Gangs and youth violence
• Mental Health
• Preventing radicalisation
• Relationship abuse
Useful links for parents and students
If you are concerned about a student or young person and online safety please contact [email protected]
If College is closed, please use the following links:
There's lots of information and advice to help you keep your child or young person safe at http://parentinfo.org/
CEOP Report Abuse Form
You can report directly to CEOP or your local police force at https://www.ceop.police.uk/CEOP-Reporting/
Net Aware, produced by O2 and NSPCC, is a guide for parents to 39 of the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use - see https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
O2 have joined forces with the NSPCC to help keep children safe. Parents can call the free helpline on 0808 800 5002 or go to https://www.o2.co.uk/help/guru