Exeter College holds the safety, health, well-being and welfare of its students
as paramount. We believe that all young people and vulnerable adults have a right
to protection from abuse, whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual
identity or gender. We have adopted the definition of Safeguarding used in the
Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004 and the Department of Education guidance
document: 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2015), which focuses on safeguarding
and promoting children, young people and vulnerable adult's welfare and can be summarised
- protecting young people and vulnerable adults from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of young people and vulnerable adults’ health or development
- ensuring that young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision
of safe and effective care
- undertaking this role so as to enable those young people to have optimum life chances
and to enter adulthood successfully.
We are committed to a 'whole college approach' to Safeguarding and taking guidance from Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) recognise that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; to this end we
will ensure that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues as well as preventing radicalisation 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 Child Protection to
parents and students.
The college provides a complete welfare and support service to students. This includes
support for housing, financial support, medical and counselling support and career
progression support. This can all impact on a students’ health, well-being and safety.
If you are concerned about the safety of any of our students, please complete the Referral Form to the right and hand deliver to a member of our safeguarding staff in a sealed envelope.