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.

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Action Counter Terrorism (ACT)

Is someone close becoming a stranger?

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent.

Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.


Educate Against Hate

This website gives parents, teachers and school/college leaders practical advice on protecting children and young people from extremism and radicalisation.


Prevent Tragedies

Prevent tragedies was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel. The website has contributions from women from communities, charities, public sector organisations and Government departments. We aim to work together to help keep our loved ones safe, to try and address the numerous issues and sign up to the resolution to Prevent Tragedies.