UTC Plymouth is committed to providing a secure environment for learners, where learners feel safe and are kept safe. All students have the right to feel safe; if you have any concerns it is your responsibility to report it. We recognise that safeguarding is more than contribution to Child Protection matters and we will use the curriculum generally, and PSHE in particular, to ensure our learners recognise risk and build resilience to manage any such risk themselves where appropriate.
The policy of safeguarding, and its associated procedures and protocols, is based on the principles that are at the heart of UTC Plymouth. We aim to promote an environment which values the students and staff who work within the organisation. We aim to build self-esteem, model conflict resolution, protect the weak and are committed to justice and support for those who need it. Mutual respect and trust are central to the ethos of the UTC.
Please contact us within school hours if you have a concern by telephoning the College and apeaking to one of the designated persons.
We cannot keep safeguarding concerns about students confidential and may need to pass information onto Children’s Social Care or the police to investigate further.
Other important contacts
Plymouth Children’s services, Advice and Assessment Service: 01752 308600
Plymouth Out of Hours Service: 01752 346984
Local Safeguarding Board Buisness Manager, Siobhan Wallace: 01752 307144
Local Authority Designated Officer, Simon White: 01752 307144
Our policies and procedures are consistent with South West Child Protection procedures (for further details please see www.swcpp.org.uk) and respond to the statutory guidance outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2014.