Bury College is committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, welcoming and safeworking environment for all. Your safety and welfare is of the utmost importance and will be protected whether learning is taking place on or off Bury College premises.

We have a duty of care and a legal obligation to safeguard you and staff. Designated Safeguarding Officers will respond immediately if there is a suspicion that any student may be the victim of any form of abuse.

For more information about Safeguarding at Bury College please email: safeguarding@burycollege.ac.uk

Security

To ensure your security we operate an identity card system where you will wear lanyards and badges and are asked to swipe in. We also have measures in place to protect students online.

Respect at Bury College

Respect

At Bury College we emphasise the importance of respecting staff, students and visitors to the college and respecting their property and the facilities of the college, which exist for the benefit of all. You are asked to help us create an environment where everyone feels safe and valued and where you can work successfully to achieve your full potential.

Prevent

The college is committed to the Government’s National Strategy for ‘Prevent’ which safeguards you from extremism and radicalisation. To this end we promote the fundamental British Values of Rule of Law, democracy, individual liberty, tolerance and mutual respect.

Fundamental British Values

Bury College is proud to promote the fundamental British Values of:

  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

These values underpin the college community and are lived out through our ethos. We celebrate and promote difference and diversity and foster a culture of tolerance and mutual respect.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle to introduce, discuss and further understand these concepts such that students are equipped for life in modern Britain. Key topics such as rights and responsibilities, equality, deprivation of liberty and extremism are addressed through the pastoral programme

The views of students are listened to, valued and actioned enabling them to experience the importance of democracy. This is achieved through student surveys, learner voice forums and student representation on key groups including the governing board.

Online safety

At Bury College, we embrace the use of different technologies to enhance learning and to encourage our students to be safe and responsible digital citizens.

While there are huge benefits to being online, the Internet can also pose potential risks including inappropriate or harmful content, oversharing of personal information, grooming and sexual abuse, online bullying, gambling, manipulation and radicalisation.

Whilst on Bury College’s premises, students’ internet use can be closely monitored, but if you have any concerns about the online experience of yourself or someone else, please do not hesitate to contact the safeguarding team on 0161 280 8528 or safeguarding@burycollege.ac.uk

 

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