Safeguarding & Safety
QE is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of students. Theresa Amarawansa, the College’s Vice Principal, is the named member of the Senior Management Team with responsibility for safeguarding issues including the Prevent Agenda, which aims to prevent radicalisation and terrorism. Lucy Stephenson, the College’s Safeguarding Manager, is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Two other members of the Senior Management Team, four Directors and the College’s SENCO assist with safeguarding. All of these members of staff have been trained to Level 3 Safeguarding. Emma Hickerson is the designated Safeguarding governor.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a QE student, including about yourself, or wish to report an incident please contact Theresa Amarawansa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lucy Stephenson (email@example.com).
For information and contact details about external agencies that can support mental health and emotional wellbeing, please see details at the bottom of the page.
We aim to:
- Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of students
- Promote an aspirational culture that supports, stimulates and develops students
- Provide a safe, supportive and civilised learning environment that enables students to fulfil their potential
- Ensure procedures are in place for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse
- Raise awareness of safeguarding issues through staff training
- Work with students, parents and staff to promote online safety
- Ensure that students and staff understand the Prevent Agenda, which aims to prevent radicalisation and terrorism, and which promotes British Values.
- Ensure that students know there are staff in College to support them if they have concerns
- Ensure that we practise safe recruitment when checking the suitability of staff, governors and volunteers to work with students
- Consult with and listen to students so that their views are taken into account
- Online Safety – How To Protect Your Child Online
- Online Safety – Expert Online Advice For Parents From CEOP
- Online Safety Presentation
Support for mental well-being from Mind, Darlington:
Advice on how parents/carers can support their children to stay safe online: