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Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. We embrace a ‘whole college approach’ to safeguarding, ensuring that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice. We will take all allegations and suspicions of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly. We will also make information available on Safeguarding and Child Protection to parents, students and contractors.

Safeguarding, Equality & Inclusion Policy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Here at Inspire Education Group (IEG), Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) is of utmost importance to us. We want everyone to feel welcome, included, valued and accepted within our College communities, striving continuously towards this in various ways.

IEG is committed to ensuring the promotion of equality of opportunity. Our commitment is to go beyond legislation and to be recognised as a leader of equality, diversity and inclusion. In doing so recognising the contributions of all and celebrating difference, to improve the lives of those in the IEG community.

We do not tolerate any forms of harassment including sexual harassment and violence, discrimination, prejudice or bullying of any kind.

Our Pledge
  • To create a positive and inclusive environment for all staff and students where everyone feels valued and respected
  • To create a climate where all forms of discriminatory and bullying behaviour is effectively challenged
  • To focus on positive LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility
  • To go above and beyond to support refugees and those seeking asylum
  • To recognise people’s differences and celebrate diversity
  • To foster positive community relationships
  • To showcase excellence and celebrate a diverse and inclusive workforce
How we will achieve this

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Group has been set up to provide a structured strategic and operational forum to advance EDI across IEG. We have 5 special interest workings groups (SIGs) who will report into the EDI Group and have an action plan to raise awareness:

  • LGBTQ+
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Anti-Racism
  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
  • Disability
IEG will also raise awareness using a range of activities and communications:
  • Refresh our Strategic Plan
  • Induction programmes for new staff
  • Staff meetings
  • Staff development//training sessions
  • Student tutorial programme
  • College website and Intranet
  • Schemes of Learning and teaching resources
  • Meetings and minutes with Student Council, Governors
  • Job advertisements and recruitment documentation

We are working towards the Rainbow Flag Award delivered by carefully selected LGBTQ+ youth organisations, in collaboration with The Kite Trust.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Core Group

The purpose of the EDI Core Group is to provide a structured strategic and operational forum to advance EDI across the Inspire Education Group.

Special Interest Working Groups will report into the EDI Group. These include:

  1. LGBTQ+
  2. Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  3. Anti-Racism
  4. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
  5. Disability
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Col­lege of Sanctuary

Peter­bor­ough Col­lege are com­mit­ted to being a safe and wel­com­ing place for peo­ple whose lives were in dan­ger in their own coun­try. We are a col­lege that helps its stu­dents, staff and wider com­mu­ni­ty to under­stand what it means to be seek­ing sanc­tu­ary, and to extend a wel­come to every­one as equal, val­ued mem­bers of our col­lege community.

We pledge our com­mit­ment to the City of Sanc­tu­ary vision of wel­come, includ­ing the endorse­ment of the City of Sanc­tu­ary char­ter and sign­ing up to organ­i­sa­tion­al pledge of support.

What is City of Sanc­tu­ary UK?

City of Sanc­tu­ary start­ed with the vision that the UK should be a wel­com­ing place of safe­ty for all and proud to offer sanc­tu­ary to peo­ple flee­ing vio­lence and per­se­cu­tion. From this start in a sin­gle loca­tion, the idea has spread into a grass­roots net­work of more than 120 local groups in the UK.

Schools & Col­leges of Sanc­tu­ary is an ini­tia­tive which aims to:

• Fos­ter pos­i­tive atti­tudes with­in schools, col­leges and their com­mu­ni­ties around peo­ple seek­ing sanc­tu­ary
• Sup­port schools and col­leges to take pos­i­tive steps towards being places of safe­ty and inclu­sion for all
• Recog­nise and cel­e­brate schools and col­leges that are com­mit­ted to wel­com­ing and sup­port­ing peo­ple seek­ing sanctuary

Disability Confident Employer
Dis­abil­i­ty Con­fi­dent Employ­er Scheme

As an employ­er, we are also proud to have gained Dis­abil­i­ty Con­fi­dent Employ­er Scheme status.

Gender Pay Gap Report

The College has produced its Gender Pay Gap Report – which is required under the Equality Act 2010 ( Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. View the report here: Gender Pay Gap Report


Stam­ford Col­lege is com­mit­ted to safe­guard­ing and pro­mot­ing the wel­fare of chil­dren and vul­ner­a­ble adults and expects all staff and vol­un­teers to share this commitment.

The Col­lege is ful­ly com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a safe and secure envi­ron­ment for all learn­ers, staff and vis­i­tors. The Col­lege oper­ates robust poli­cies on health and safe­ty, child pro­tec­tion and safe­guard­ing to ensure that all peo­ple that use our build­ings and ser­vices are kept safe from all forms of harm. The Col­lege has appro­pri­ate staff to pro­vide sup­port and guid­ance on all safe­guard­ing issues. Copies of Col­lege poli­cies are avail­able on request.

The Safe­guard­ing Team

    If you are expe­ri­enc­ing any safe­guard­ing issues at col­lege or in your per­son­al life, we can sup­port you. All safe­guard­ing con­cerns can be report­ed to:

    Julie Addi­son — Assis­tant Prin­ci­pal – Stu­dent Expe­ri­ence & Sup­port DSL.

    Lau­ren Bark­er — Head of Well­be­ing and Engage­ment, DDSL.

    Brit­ta Bates — Safe­guard­ing Prac­ti­tion­er, DDSL.

    Bev Peas­good – SFWL Cur­ricu­lum Lead and Des­ig­nat­ed Safe­guard­ing Officer

Con­tact the Safe­guard­ing Team:
07810 161010

Reports should be made by using the Safe­guard­ing Refer­ral form. The des­ig­nat­ed Safe­guard­ing Team will then assess the risks to stu­dents and refer to the Mul­ti Agency Sup­port Hub (MASH) or CHAN­NEL (a mul­ti-agency body linked to the police) who will respond where required.

Extrem­ism and rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion and safe­guard­ing are cov­ered as part of the College’s tuto­r­i­al pro­gramme, with the aim of edu­cat­ing young peo­ple to the risks, so they are aware of how to keep them­selves safe.

Help and Support

If you need imme­di­ate help or sup­port you should con­tact the emer­gency ser­vices or sug­gest­ed ser­vices list­ed below:

  • Police – 999
  • NHS – 111
  • Domes­tic Abuse line – 0808 2000 247
  • NSPCC01733 207620
  • www​.Kooth​.com – Offer online sup­port for peo­ple with Men­tal Health concerns
  • Samar­i­tans – 0330 094 5717
  • Wom­ens Aid 24hr – 08454 103 123
  • Vis­it the Dig­i­tal Par­ent­ing web­site for advice and infor­ma­tion about the lat­est dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and the chal­lenges chil­dren and teenagers might face in their dig­i­tal world.

Safe­guard­ing means:

  • Pro­mo­tion of your health and development
  • Ensur­ing your safe­ty and care
  • Ensur­ing you are offered the best life chances
  • Pro­tec­tion from abuse and neglect
  • Pre­ven­tion of bul­ly­ing and harassment

Poli­cies and Sup­port­ing Publications

  • Domes­tic Vio­lence Sup­port Documen
  • Dig­i­tal Par­ent­ing: Vis­it the Dig­i­tal Par­ent­ing web­site for advice and infor­ma­tion about the lat­est dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and the chal­lenges chil­dren and teenagers might face in their dig­i­tal world.
  • Talk­ing to your child about online sex­u­al harass­ment
    The Children’s Com­mis­sion­er, Dame Rachel de Souza, togeth­er with a group of 16 – 21 year olds, have pro­duced a guide for par­ents to share the harms/​issues chil­dren can face in the online world and what to do about them and where to get advice and help. The guide is use­ful for any­one whether they are par­ents or not.
  • Crim­i­nal Exploita­tion of Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple
    Crim­i­nal exploita­tion of chil­dren and young peo­ple is an increas­ing area of con­cern both local­ly and nation­al­ly. This pock­et guide on Child Crim­i­nal Exploita­tion is aimed at chil­dren and young peo­ple but is equal­ly as infor­ma­tive for par­ents and car­ers. Please have a read through and if you have any ques­tions or con­cerns relat­ing to this get in touch with us on either the safe­guard­ing phone num­ber or email list­ed on this page. 

British Val­ues

At Stam­ford Col­lege we pro­mote val­ues which ensure that our stu­dents devel­op a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

We pre­pare stu­dents for life in mod­ern Britain and aim to embed key val­ues with­in the cur­ricu­lum and ethos at Stam­ford Col­lege. Val­ues such as:

  • indi­vid­ual liberty
  • democ­ra­cy
  • the law
  • mutu­al respect and tolerance

Our cur­ricu­lum is broad and bal­anced, com­plies with leg­is­la­tion and pro­vides a wide range of sub­jects which pre­pare stu­dents for the oppor­tu­ni­ties, respon­si­bil­i­ties and expe­ri­ences of life in mod­ern Britain.

It active­ly pro­motes fun­da­men­tal British val­ues and it extends beyond the class­room with a wide range of tuto­ri­als, vis­its, guest speak­ers and expe­ri­ences. It pro­motes tol­er­ance and respect for peo­ple of all faiths (or none), cul­tures and lifestyles through effec­tive spir­i­tu­al, moral, social and cul­tur­al devel­op­ment of stu­dents, includ­ing engag­ing stu­dents in extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ty, vol­un­teer­ing in the local com­mu­ni­ty, fundrais­ing, work expe­ri­ence and live project briefs.


All schools, col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties have a legal duty to edu­cate stu­dents about extrem­ist behav­iour and to report any con­cerns about stu­dents who may be at risk of radicalisation.

This could (but is not lim­it­ed to) include the following:

    · Engag­ing with fun­da­men­tal­ists or their ideals (ISIL, Al-Qai­­da, far right groups, etc)

    · Extreme polit­i­cal views (white suprema­cy, anti-Semi­­tism, etc)

    · Vis­its to coun­tries deemed high risk by the UK government

    · Access­ing web­sites / social media linked to extrem­ist organisations

    · Views or behav­iour that are con­trary to British Values

Recog­nis­ing Signs of radicalisation:

The fol­low­ing could describe gen­er­al teenage behav­iour, how­ev­er, togeth­er with oth­er signs may mean a young per­son is being radicalised:

  • out of char­ac­ter changes in dress, behav­iour and changes in their friend­ship group
  • los­ing inter­est in pre­vi­ous activ­i­ties and friendships
  • secre­tive behav­iour and switch­ing screens when you come near

The fol­low­ing signs are more spe­cif­ic to radicalisation:

  • own­ing mobile phones or devices they can­not account for
  • show­ing sym­pa­thy for extrem­ist causes
  • advo­cat­ing extrem­ist messages
  • glo­ri­fy­ing violence
  • access­ing extrem­ist lit­er­a­ture and imagery
  • show­ing a mis­trust of main­stream media reports and belief in con­spir­a­cy theories
  • appear­ing angry about gov­ern­men­tal poli­cies, espe­cial­ly for­eign policy

Mem­bers of staff have a legal duty to report any con­cerns, how­ev­er minor, to the Safe­guard­ing Team.


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