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Safeguarding & Safety

QE is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of students. Laurence Job, the College’s Deputy 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. Meirion Baker, Assistant Principal, leads on online safety and Looked After Children, 7 Directors assist with safeguarding. All of these members of staff have been trained to Level 3 Safeguarding. Professor Leni Oglesby OBE 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 Laurence Job on ljob@qeliz.ac.uk.

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.

The College’s Safeguarding and Prevent policies and procedures apply to all staff, governors, volunteers and contractors working in the College and are available on request. An annexe to the College’s Safeguarding policy for remote learning is available here.

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 e-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

Support for mental well-being from Mind, Darlington:

Support for students and parents/carers in relation to mental and emotional well-being, and safety