Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of everyone and protect them from harm. UCEM has a fully trained Safeguarding Team made up of staff members across different teams and departments. All UCEM students, regardless of age, have the right to be protected from abuse and to be safe during the activities they choose. In the context of UCEM, the institution has a duty to establish appropriate arrangements for the protection of abuse of children, young people under the age of 18, and vulnerable groups. You can read UCEM’s policies and procedures to find out more.
To contact the Safeguarding Team email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Safeguarding Officers will respond to you within one working day. You can also call the Safeguarding Team on 0118 4672400 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm UK time.
UCEM also has a team of fully trained Mental Health First Aiders. They are all trained to listen respectfully and non-judgementally. They can listen to your concerns and help find the right support if, and when, needed. If you want to talk to a member of the team, please email email@example.com giving your name and contact telephone number. One of our trained Mental Health First Aiders will phone you back as soon as possible.
Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (“specified authorities” listed in Schedule 6 to the Act), in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (GOV.UK, 2021).
If you are concerned or have any questions, you can contact the Safeguarding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You might want to talk about a friend or family member, or you might want to talk about support for yourself. This could include emotional support if you have been affected by any incident.
If you have an immediate concern and believe that there is a risk to someone’s safety, you should always contact the police first on 999.
For UCEM’s policies relating to Safeguarding and Prevent, please look at the Code of Practice page.