The college have developed, prioritised and embedded a culture of putting learners’ safety first and developing responsibility in learners. They make the best use of every educational opportunity, learners take responsibility for their own and others’ safety.
The highest priority is given to ensure that safeguarding provision at Thornbeck College is of high quality and supports learning. Senior managers take a strong lead, with responsibility and accountability for safeguarding arrangements identified clearly and at a senior level.
Safeguarding is about doing whatever you can to make sure children, young people and adults are looked after properly, kept safe and protected from harm.
Examples of safeguarding and welfare issues include:
The college ensures it follows and adheres to key safeguarding legalisation for both children and adults. 100% of staff are trained in relevant safeguarding practices and receive regular updates to increase and maintain their knowledge and understanding.
The college works in partnership with parents/carers, advocates, the local safeguarding board and all staff to ensure that there is clarity and understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures including its whistle blowing procedures.
The ever changing world of technology creates opportunities, including challenges for learners, we will ensure that learners are confident in the safe use of technology.
Learners use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning programmes. Thornbeck College operates a responsive eSafety policy, PCs are connected to a protected network which prevents unsafe accessibility to inappropriate material. Support arrangements are tailored around the individual assessed needs of learners.
Thornbeck College firmly recognises its duty to protect learners from indoctrination into any form of extreme ideology which may lead to the harm of themselves or others. This is particularly important due to the open access to electronic information through the internet and mobile enabled devices.
The college aim is to safeguard learners, and staff, educating them on the appropriate use of social media and the dangers of downloading, viewing and distributing inappropriate material, which is illegal under the County-Terrorism Act.
Thornbeck College vets all visitors carefully and takes appropriate action if any individual or groups are perceived to be attempting to influence members of the college community either physically or electronically.
The college ensures that the ‘Fundamental British Values’ of:
Fundamental British Values are embedded across all aspects of the curriculum to support learners to continue to develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence enabling learners to distinguish right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England.
All our policies are available on this page: Link to Policies