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We are committed to the protection and safety of our students.

We want you to feel that you can come to us with your concerns, whether about yourself or a fellow student.

Stratford-upon-Avon College is dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for young people and vulnerable adults, identifying young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm and to taking appropriate action to ensure that such young people and vulnerable adults are kept protected, both at home and at the College.

The College is also dedicated to teaching students how to keep themselves and others safe from harm. Education, like other key sectors, has a responsibility to instil values of openness and tolerance and to facilitate free debate which is characteristic of being a British citizen. It is in this context that the College provides the following policies and reference to external guidance:

Safeguarding Policies

Operation Encompass

The College is taking part in a project with Warwickshire Police called ‘Operation Encompass’. This involves the reporting to college, prior to 10am the next day, when a young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the College staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to receive the information and liaise with the police. The information is supplied in confidence and enables the College to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by young people or their families.

Money Mules

Warwickshire Police would like warn young people about the dangers of becoming a Money Mule.

Fraudsters may ask you to receive money into your bank account and transfer it into another, keeping some of the cash for yourself. Someone who lets this happen will be involved in money laundering, which is a crime.

Mules will usually be unaware of where the money comes from – commonly fraud and scams – and that it can go on to fund crimes such as drug dealing and people trafficking.

If you are worried that someone close to you might be caught up in money muling, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Find out more at:

www.moneymules.co.uk

External Links

Educate Against Hate

This website provides practical advice, support and resources to protect children and young people from extremism and radicalisation.

www.educateagainsthate.com

Prevent Tragedies

A UK police and partners initiative to help prevent people getting drawn into violent extremism and terrorism.

www.preventtragedies.co.uk

Open Your Eyes

This website aims to expose the truth about ISIS. The website provides visitors with the opportunity to listen to people telling their personal stories of how ISIS has affected their lives. The organisation is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise their voices against ISIS.

www.openyoureyes.net