Safeguarding & Prevent
Middlesbrough College is
committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our students.
Safeguarding is the term used for protecting students and keeping them safe from harm, abuse and neglect.
Specific safeguarding issues
• Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse and exploitation
• Bullying including cyberbullying
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Female genital mutilation (FGM)
• Forced marriage,
• Relationship abuse
Prevent is about safeguarding people from the threat of terrorism. Terrorism covers all forms of extremism both violent and non-violent and is
defined in the national Prevent Strategy as any vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values and covers international and domestic terrorist threats, including the activities of far right groups, and animal rights groups.
This refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist
ideologies associated with terrorist groups.
British Values are democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and
tolerance of those with different faiths and
beliefs. The College has branded British values as
Community Values and some examples of how
these values are embedded into College life are
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
Rule of Law
Student Union elections
Student Class Reps elections to student council
You Said, We Did
Principal and Student President
Progression meetings about
Advantage workshops give
information and guidance
Training in safeguarding, cyber safety, create respect
code of conduct
Multi faith prayer room
Anti Bullying Week
Student behaviour code of conduct
Students wear ID badges
In order to support our students, the College has a dedicated Safeguarding Team and trained
professionals who can offer advice and guidance.
If you are concerned about your own safety and
welfare or the safety and welfare of another student, you must discuss these concerns with your
Personal Tutor, your Student Engagement Officer or with a member of the Safeguarding Team.
You can contact the Safeguarding Team directly:
Tel: 01642 333775/333527 • Text ‘Safe’ to 83123
Further information on the College's Safeguarding and Prevent policy can be read in the Policy document below:
Safeguarding Students Policy Procedures including Prevent