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You have the right to be and feel safe.

We have a duty of care to all students on campus.

Our approach to Safeguarding

The Bournemouth & Poole College is committed to embedding Safeguarding across the whole college.

The College recognises that all students, particularly children, young people and adults at risk, have a fundamental right to be protected from harm, exploitation and discrimination, and that students cannot learn effectively unless they feel safe.

The College will provide an environment which promotes equality, self-confidence, a feeling of worth, and the knowledge that students’ concerns are listened to and acted upon.

Safeguarding logoThe College is committed to ensuring that best practice is adopted when working with all children, young people and adults at risk, offering them support and protection, and accepts that it has a legal and moral responsibility to implement procedures to fulfil its duty of care, to safeguard their well-being and to protect them from abuse.

The College will ensure that all staff, Board Members, volunteers and contractors at The College understand the importance of working in partnership with students, their families/carers and other agencies in order to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

The College will follow the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) inter-agency procedures, the Dorset Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures (DMASAPP) and legislative and statutory guidance.


The Prevent Strategy is a cross-Government policy that forms one of the four strands of CONTEST: the United Kingdom’s Strategy for Counter Terrorism. It includes the anti-radicalisation of vulnerable adults and children.

The objectives of this strategy are to:

  1. Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.
  2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
  3. Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.

Prevent is part our Safeguarding requirements. We ensure that staff and students are aware of the risks of radicalisation/ involvement in violent or non-violent extremist activities and will support anyone thought to be at risk of becoming involved.

Safeguarding policies


British Values

We actively promote the British Values of democracy; individual liberty; the rule of law; mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and belief, as outlined in the Government’s Prevent strategy. We recognise how British Values have a place in our own expectations, vision and values, and see that they underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain.

The Prevent Policy & Procedures detail more about Prevent and our duties in relation to it. To view these Policies please click here.

Hard copies of these documents are available upon request.  Please contact Student Services (01202) 205896.

Useful links and documents for Parents and Carers

Police Sharing of Information

Police Sharing of Information regarding Domestic Abuse

The Police, via Children’s Services, alert the College to any domestic abuse incident that has occurred at the home of one of our students. Routinely the detail of the incident will not be shared with the College unless there are other concerns about the young person’s welfare.