Safeguarding

#KeepSafe

All members of staff at Joseph Chamberlain College are committed to the highest standards when it comes to protecting and safeguarding the students in our care. We aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all students feel secure, valued, and listened to.
  • Recognise signs/symptoms of abuse and respond quickly, appropriately, and effectively to all cases of suspected abuse.
  • Develop, nurture, and encourage students’ self-esteem, self-expression, and self-assertiveness.
  • Tackle all instances of bullying and harassment swiftly and constructively.

Every student is allocated into a tutor group, each with a personal progress tutor. This allows each and every student to have at least one member of staff who knows them as individuals, can give them personalised advice, and takes responsibility for overseeing their academic progress, providing general support, setting high standards, and embodying the spirit of the college.

In addition to personal progress tutors, Joseph Chamberlain College has a phenomenal Nurse Team that provides support to all students who might need it. Please see the picture below that introduces our excellent safeguarding team:

All students are encouraged to report to their tutor, an assistant principal, or directly to the principal if they are concerned about themselves or someone else. We recognise that some students may be the victims of neglect or physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and with this knowledge, ensure all staff working with students are trained to identify such abuse.

All forms of bullying, harassment, abuse, and victimisation are not tolerated at Joseph Chamberlain College. If any instances of these should unfortunately occur, all staff and students are told to report it and are assured that the incident will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

The safety of our students is a top priority at Joseph Chamberlain College, and students are encouraged to follow safe practices throughout the college. For example, when working with chemicals, equipment, or out of college on a placement, students will be given clear, easy-to-follow instructions by teachers and assessors detailing how to maintain both the safety of themselves and those around them.

If you are a parent or carer who is concerned about your child’s safety online and are seeking advice, please click here to visit the ThinkUKnow website.

If you are a parent or carer who is seeking advice regarding the protection of your child from radicalisation, please click here to visit and receive advice from Educate Against Hate’s website, or, alternatively, click here to view an advisory pamphlet from Victvs.

If you would like to report harmful content found online, please click the Report Harmful Content button below.

If you would like to access our policies regarding safeguarding, please click the links below.

Safeguarding Policy

Student Bullying & Harassment Policy

Prevent Strategy Risk Assessment & Action Plan

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 Part 1 & Annex A TRANSLATED **

** This has been translated into thirteen different languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simpl.), Chinese (Trad.), Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Urdu. These translations were carried out by professional linguists with secondary proofing. However, the original English version should be treated as the official source of statutory school staff duties.