Safeguarding

Coventry College takes all reasonable steps to promote and safeguard the welfare of all staff and students engaged in any college activity. The college pays close attention to and works within the legislative safeguarding requirements documented in keeping Children Safe in Education and the statutory Prevent duty.  As a result of this students at the college feel safe and know how to raise concerns with regards to themselves and others who may be at risk of harm.

The college is proactive in assessing safeguarding risks and takes appropriate action to prevent harm.

Coventry College is committed to ensuring that young people and vulnerable adults at the College are offered the information, advice and support that they need to stay safe and actively participate in college life.

Coventry College is part of Operation Encompass, this project reports to schools and colleges, prior to 9am on the next college day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

If you have a safeguarding concern or would like to speak to a member of the safeguarding team please telephone 024 76 932 932 and ask for a Safeguarding Officer

Prevent

Section 21 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain bodies such as Further Education colleges  to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

The Government’s Prevent Strategy was published in 2011 and forms part of an overall Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST. The Contest Strategy has four elements which are detailed below:

Prevent is a key part of the Contest Strategy which aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Early intervention is at the heart of Prevent in diverting people away from being drawn into terrorist activity as Prevent happens before any criminal activity takes place. It is about recognising, supporting and protecting individuals who might be susceptible to radicalisation.

The 2011 Prevent Strategy objectives are as follows;

The United Kingdom currently faces a range of terrorist threats.  All terrorist groups who pose a threat to the UK seek to radicalise and recruit people to their cause.  A system of threat levels has been created which represents the likelihood of an attack in the near future.  The current Government threat level from international terrorism in the UK is ‘severe’ which means that a terrorist attack is a strong possibility.

To ensure that the College effectively manages risks, is able to deal appropriately with issues around radicalisation and extremism and meets its statutory duty Coventry College will: