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

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping children safe in education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

Follow this link to read more about the updates in 2020

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.

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 –