Welcome to the Safeguarding area for parents/carers
SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS OVER THE HOLIDAYS
The following information may be useful if you are the parent or carer of a learner at Barnet and Southgate College, or are studying at the college and are a parent/carer yourself.
The College is committed to maintaining a Safeguarding ethos and creating a culture of openness and honesty. We strive, at all times, to work appropriately with services, outside agencies, parents and carers to help protect and promote the welfare of our learners.
Parents and carers are encouraged to access our Safeguarding Policy to better understand the college’s statutory responsibilities in regard to Safeguarding, Child Protection and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
When appropriate we aim to discuss concerns about learners with their parents and carers, but in some instances this may not be appropriate. Decisions around this will be taken by the team of Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs).
If you would like to learn more about how you can protect or support your children we recommend that you speak to one of the DSOs .
Learner absence can be a possible indicator of safeguarding issues or vulnerability, and detrimental to success.
The College wishes to give all learners every opportunity to succeed and has a statutory responsibility to help protect learners from going missing, therefore we are committed to:
The following external organisations offer advice and support for a range of issues;
Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/ 116 123
NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 0808 800 5000
Karma Nirvana https://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/ 0800 5999 247
Bullying Support http://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-young-people/ 0808 800 2222
Parents Abuse and Reconciliation Service http://www.paars.co.uk/ 0208 363 6262
Solace Women’s Aid http://solacewomensaid.org/ 0808 802 5565
MIND https://www.mind.org.uk/ 0300 123 3393
Consent Explanation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8