Safeguarding at the Isle of Wight College
All children and adults with care and support needs (CASN) have the right to be protected from harm
All staff have a key role to play in the prevention of harm and a responsibility to act on any suspicion, concern or disclosure that may indicate that a child or adult with CASN is at risk form harm.
The college work closely with outside agencies to provide robust and timely support and intervention for any child or adult with CASN that has been OR may be at risk of harm.
Whilst we will always work openly with parents as far as possible, we reserve the right to contact children's social care or the police, without notifying parents, if this is believed to be in the child's best interests. The college recognise the importance of keeping the child at the centre of any decisions, keeping the child informed and where possible acting in accordance with their wishes. Whilst working with adults with CASN the college work closely with adult social care and will, as far as is reasonably possible, keep the adult informed and act in accordance with their wishes and desired outcome from any safeguarding referral
We will share information with students regularly and freely about organisations and charities that they can talk to outside of college both locally and nationally.
We will deliver training to our students that covers areas of safeguarding, some areas of safeguarding may cause some alarm or concern, we will endeavour to alleviate concerns or worries but recognise the importance of awareness and knowledge as a tool to safeguard our students. We will deliver this training through a series of on line tutorials, along with face to face tutorials that will be delivered by our Student Mentors.
The college have a Safeguarding policy which applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the College.
The College will:
- Establish a safe working environment in which students can learn and develop and where they feel secure and are listened to
- Ensure that students know there are staff in the College who they can approach if they are worried
The Isle of Wight College safeguarding policy draws upon a number of relevant government and local policy and procedures and is developed in line with the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership (iowscp.org.uk).
Safeguarding Team (download the visual PDF here)
Student Hub 01983550833 (ext 2473)
Deputy safeguarding leads
01983550709 (ext 2349)
01983752830 (ext 2394)
Designated safeguarding leads
07740752835 (ext 2251)
If the matter is urgent and you are not able to contact one of the above leads please call the college switchboard 01983 526 631 during normal college opening hours and someone will assist in putting you in contact with the right person.
Alternatively, if your concern is urgent and relates to safeguarding, please contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Details of contact numbers for support services for both children and vulnerable adults (both in office hours and out of office hours) can be found at: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub | Children and Families | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
If there is an emergency and you believe a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, you must call 999 without delay.
If you or someone you know is at risk of harm from themselves or others, please fill out the form below to notify us. We will be in touch shortly to offer assistance. (This form is to be used for NON URGENT ENQUIRIES ONLY)