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Safeguarding and Child Protection

The College has a duty to provide a policy and procedures, which offer support and protection from abuse for children and young persons aged up to 18 years old, and those deemed vulnerable such as students with learning difficulties and /or physical disabilities.

It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of the procedures for reporting suspected cases of abuse, disclosure of abuse or abuse of trust.

The designated officer is the Colleges Safeguarding, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Manager, Ruth Jno Baptiste, based at Centre for Health Social and Child Care who can be contacted by leaving a message on the Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Help line, 020 7697 1717. In her absence one of the child protection and vulnerable adults’ officers will deputise. We aim to respond within one hour of receiving a call.

Policies

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures [PDF]

Bullying and harassment and student disciplinary policy [PDF]

Working in Partnership with Parents and Carers

The Governing Body and staff of the college are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of openness and honesty and strive at all times to work in partnership with parents and carers. We believe that this is in the best interests of students and their families. Only by developing co-operative working relationships within which parents and carers feel respected will we be able to work holistically with students.

Parents and carers will be encouraged to access to our safeguarding policy, and a summary of it is included in the literature given to students and families on admission to the college which links to the appropriate page on the college web site. We believe it is important that parents and carers are aware of our statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and that we will, where necessary, share concerns about students with Children’s Social Care or appropriate agencies

Wherever possible and appropriate we will aim to discuss concerns about students with their parents or carers and inform them if we intend to make a referral to Children’s Social Care.

There may be instances however, when we judge that it is not appropriate to speak to a parent or carer before contacting Children’s Social Care. This would happen when the Colleges Safeguarding, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Manager, or a Deputy in her absence, judges that a student’s well-being will be imperiled if the parent or carer is aware that a referral to Children’s Social Care is to be made.  We will also bear in mind ‘Fraser competence’ and this will inform judgments and decisions.

If you are a parent and you want to learn more about how you can support and protect your children online we would recommend you look at this Parental supervision web page which will supply you with helpful tools and guidance. If you have any further questions, please contact our safeguarding team below.

 

Safeguarding team

 

Ruth Jno Baptiste


College Safeguarding, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Manager

Site: Marlborough Building

Tel: 020 7700 9296

Email: rjnobaptiste@candi.ac.uk

 helen kent

Helen Kent

Child Protection Officer

Site: Marlborough Building

Tel: 020 7700 8777

Email: Helen.Kent@candi.ac.uk

 

Colin Smith

Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Officer and Safeguarding Champion

Site: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology

Tel: 020 7700 8648

Email: colin.smith@candi.ac.uk

 

Daniel Norris

Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults  Officer and Safeguarding Champion.

Site: Centre for Applied Sciences

Tel: 020 7520 7455

Email: Daniel.Norris@candi.ac.uk

 

John Eyles

Child Protection Vulnerable Adults Officer and Safeguarding Champion.

Site: Sixth Form College

Tel: 020 7520 0609

Email: John.Eyles@candi.ac.uk

 

Julie Donna Best

Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Officer

Site: Centre for Lifelong Learning

Tel: 020 7704 7206

Email: Juliedonna.Best@candi.ac.uk

 

Phillipa Cooke

Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Officer

Site: Centre for Applied Sciences

Tel: 020 7520

Email: Phillipa. Cooke @candi.ac.uk

 

Mary Dakin

Safeguarding Champion.

Site: Centre for Lifelong Learning

Tel: 020 7704 7214

Email: Mary.Dakin@candi.ac.uk

 

Terri Omer

E-Safety Co-ordinator

Tel: 020 7700 9386

Email:Terri.Omer@candi.ac.uk