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 can include:

• Neglect
• Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse and exploitation
• Bullying including cyberbullying
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Female genital mutilation (FGM)
• Forced marriage,
• Relationship abuse
• Sexting
• Trafficking


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

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
shown below:


Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Rule of Law

Student Union elections

Student Class Reps elections to student council

Student Survey

You Said, We Did strategy

Principal and Student President walk arounds

Progression meetings about future plans

Advantage workshops give information and guidance


Training in safeguarding, cyber safety, create respect

Student behaviour code of conduct

Multi faith prayer room

Cultural celebrations

Prevent Workshops

Anti Bullying Week

Student behaviour code of conduct

Students wear ID badges

Disciplinary procedures

IT protocols

Class rules



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