If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact our safeguarding helpline on 01322 629 723.
Staff at North Kent College have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under the Keeping Children Safe in Education Act 2014, in the same way that school staff do. This includes all students aged between 14 and 18. Colleges also have a duty to protect vulnerable adults who may study on their premises and who have similar legislative protection.
We have a senior member of staff, Sheila Dance, who has designated responsibility for safeguarding and who promotes an ethos of safety for young people, learner and staff.
All of our staff have a responsibility to be familiar with college’s safeguarding procedures and to report any disclosures or concerns they have to the relevant person. Regular safeguarding training is given to all staff.
The College has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy, as well as guidelines and a procedure flowchart:
This is the college policy approved by the Corporate Board. It includes a general policy statement and appendices related to definitions of abuse; the designated senior staff; dealing with disclosure and allegations.
This clarifies the definitions and gives further advice and guidance to staff.
A procedure flowchart.
A guide for parents for preventing Terrorism