We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. We have developed a safeguarding policy that aims to meet these duties.
We also have an Addendum to the Safeguarding Policy. This document has been developed to reflect changes in practice as a result of the COVID -19 (Coronavirus) outbreak on a local level.
The policy covers abuse and neglect, prevention of bullying, harassment and discrimination, dealing with attendance issues and meeting the needs of sick students and security and providing help and support to anyone at risk of being drawn into extremism and radicalisation. The safeguarding policy is available on the college website.
If you as a student, have any concerns about your wellbeing, safety or rights or if you are worried about someone else, contact the safeguarding team on 0117 312 5733. Alternatively, speak to a member of staff who you trust who will contact them for you. A member of the safeguarding team will listen to your concerns and support you to stay safe.
We treat all our students with the respect they deserve. We expect our students to show the maturity and responsibility of adults when they are at City of Bristol College.
Please refer to the ‘Keeping you safe while you are at College’ leaflet which can be found at any college reception and our Safeguarding Procedures.
Information for students
Where indicated in the college’s course guides or on the college’s website, specific programmes and courses may involve regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults. Where this is the case, students will be required to apply for and obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.
The College will send further instructions on obtaining an enhanced DBS disclosure as part of the admissions process. For further guidance please look at the information shown in the programme or course details or contact the college directly.
Safeguarding our students is of vital importance to us. You should let the College know straight away if you have any concerns about yours or anyone else’s welfare.
Information for staff
City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Further information will be sent to all prospective staff as part of the application process. In the meantime, check out our staff tools or contact Human Resources for more information.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jana Smidkova, Director of Marketing, Communications and Customer Services
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jonny Elphinstone, Head of Safeguarding