Safeguarding

Continued Safeguarding during Gateway College closure (20.03.2020)

Whilst the college is closed from 20 March 2020, it is important to reassure our students and parents that we will continue to monitor the health and  wellbeing of our students.

During this period, teachers and tutors will stay in contact with the groups they teach. Students have been issued with guidance by the Schools Team outlining the safe ways to contact staff.  It is important that students are able to contact teachers and tutors with particular questions, and should expect staff and tutors to respond within a reasonable period of time. 

If you have Safeguarding concerns during the shutdown period please email safe@gateway.ac.uk to disclose your concerns, or call one of the following Safeguarding numbers for advice and guidance from a member of the Safeguarding Team:

  • 07442503092
  • 07436530542
  • 07944856849

If you feel that someone is in immediate danger call 999.

Gateway College has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the College functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people and vulnerable adults studying at the College.

We take the safety of our students very seriously, this includes health and safety practice on College premises and students own personal safety and wellbeing. You can speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team at any time if you have any worries or concerns about your own or anyone else’s safety and wellbeing. Our Safeguarding Team are well trained and experienced in supporting students with a range of personal issues including domestic violence, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, homelessness and any concerns relating to extremism or radicalisation.

Follow the link to read the Gateway College Safeguarding Policy

Leicester Safeguarding Children Board
http://www.lcitylscb.org/about-the-lscb/local-authority-designated-officer-lado/

Operation Encompass

Follow this link for more information about Operation Encompass at Gateway College

Letter for parents

Prevent Duty

Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on educational bodies to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. At Gateway, we incorporate our duties under the Government’s Prevent agenda within our approach to Safeguarding.

www.gov.uk/report-terrorism

Follow this link to read the Gateway College Prevent Strategy

Fundamental British Values

These values are defined as ‘democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs’. Gateway College encourages its students and staff to respect other people with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Anonymous Reporting

If members of the public, staff and students are worried, or have fears regarding an individual that studies or works at the college, they are able to report safeguarding concerns anonymously through the Gateway College email helpline – help@gateway.ac.uk.