Safety and Safeguarding

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Safety and Safeguarding

Below, you'll find lots of important information you need to know to keep yourself safe as a student. Take the time to read it carefully so you can understand your own role as part of the College community. 

Fire Evacuation

If you hear the fire alarm, you need to evacuate the building immediately. You can find information on Fire Evacuation procedure can be found here however, the main things to remember are:

  • Leave the building by the nearest, safest exit or as directed by staff;
  • Escape routes and stairwells are well signposted;
  • Move to the nearest fire assembly point;
  • Listen to the instructions of the Fire Marshals;
  • Do not use the lifts;
  • Do not stop to collect personal belongings;
  • Do not re-enter the building until you're told to do so by a member of staff.

Fire alarm test

We have a fire alarm test every Monday at 9am. The alarm goes off for a short time and you do not need to evacuate. If the alarm continues for more than 30 seconds, you should then evacuate the building.

Health and Safety

It's not very exciting, but it's really important that you know how we look after your Health and Safety. You can find out more in the  Health and Safety area of the website.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

We believe that your safety and welfare is very important. Colleges have a special responsibility to safeguard and promote the well-being of students under 18 and, adults at risk. This means we should notice if students are being treated badly, listen to you if you want to talk to us about a problem and take advice from other professionals if you need extra help. 

You can also help by keeping yourself safe and by asking for help if you are worried or concerned about a friend or classmate at College.  

Who does this effect?

  • Young People under 18; and
  • Adults at risk  (for example adults who may be in need of health or social support services and may be unable to take care of or protect themselves from harm or exploitation).

What should I do if I am worried about someone? 

If you are worried about things like bullying, internet safety, physical contact, verbal or other abuse, ill-treatment or discrimination related to yourself or someone else, you can speak to any member of staff at the College. We will always listen and take your concerns seriously.


We will always treat your concerns with sensitivity. However, to protect the young people or adults at risk that you may have concerns about, we may need to share information with others who need to know this information. We will talk this through with you if it becomes necessary.

You can also email in confidence to

Data Protection

We respect your right to privacy and hold a lot of information about you in our systems. Find out more about our Privacy Policy and how we'll use the personal information we gather about you here.