EKC Sheppey College is committed to safeguarding all of our students. We all want College to be a safe and secure place for everyone to work and learn together.
Learn more about our safeguarding practices.
Safeguarding is about our legal duty and moral obligation to ensure that the welfare of all young people and all vulnerable adults is promoted. It means that all staff are trained to provide help as soon as possible, always act in the best interest of the young person and know about systems to make referrals.
In relation to young people and vulnerable adults, safeguarding means:
Safeguarding action may be needed to protect young people and vulnerable adults from any forms of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse. A fuller list can be found in “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (DfE latest update September 2016).
Safeguarding is not just about protecting young people and vulnerable adults from deliberate harm, neglect and failure to act. It relates to broader aspects of care and education including:
Tell someone. Any student or visitor can approach any member of staff anytime about safeguarding and they will listen to you sensitively and act upon what you say.
The College has procedures in place to investigate and deal with any safeguarding concerns and we take these very seriously.
If you have concerns about your wellbeing or that of others, please share them with a member of staff on the list, your personal tutor, any tutor or any member of staff.
You can contact a Safeguarding Officer by calling 01843 605005.
The phone is manned between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday. Out of hours please report to County Central Duty: 03000 41 11 11 or out of office hours 03000 41 91 91, Police non-emergency 101, emergency 999 and if risk of sexual exploitation ring 101 Police quoting ‘’Operation Willow’.