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Safeguarding

At Orchard Hill College the most important thing for our students is that they are safe and that they feel safe. We are committed to safeguarding and we ensure that everyone who is part of the College is responsible for promoting and protecting the welfare and wellbeing of vulnerable people.

We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support students and staff and follow the guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education. If a student or parent/carer has a concern they should contact the College immediately.

Please see our policy for further details.

Child protection, adult protection and safeguarding policy

Safeguarding is embedded into our curriculum, there is learning around identifying safe practice at home, in college, in work and in the community. As part of their Learner Voice work, students are encouraged to have their say regarding College policies. Aspects of College are discussed at Student Council meetings with the support of therapy and teaching staff to assist with communication and comprehension.

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  As we all know, the risks in modern society are varied and constantly changing and we cannot remove these, so we all need to help educate students in ways to keep them safe.

As part of safeguarding the students of Orchard Hill College we will ensure that no political view is promoted. If political views are discussed as part of the school curriculum we will ensure this is a balanced discussion.

The Safeguarding Team

Staff and Governors at Orchard Hill College are committed to the responsibilities and their statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. If you have any Child Protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the College.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kirsty Cotterell Tel: 0345 402 0453 Email: kcottrell@orchardhill.ac.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Kelly Phillips Tel: 0345 402 0453 Email: KPhillips@orchardhill.ac.uk

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Neil Mears

Each College Centre also has its own safeguarding lead

 

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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