Keeping you safe
because we care.
If you or someone you know
is in immediate danger or risk
please call 999 for help.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is making sure that you are safe.
The College follows strict protocols to protect you from
all types of harm, abuse or neglect whilst you are a student.
This includes the responsibility of employers to safeguard students within their place of work.
Read more...Student Safeguarding Policy
If you would like to see the full policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS PREVENT?
Our responsibility for Safeguarding includes Prevent, part of a Government initiative to develop a robust counter-terrorism programme – CONTEST.
The PREVENT duty requires that we also protect you from being drawn into
supporting terrorism or non-violent extremism. This is extended to employers
when working with apprentices.
It also includes an awareness of terrorism threats, including those contextual to our industry like Animal Activism
And the concept of British Values: a culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities. The British Values are democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.British Values in the Veterinary Practice
For further information visit:www.ltai.info/what-is-prevent
DO YOU FEEL SAFE?
Your welfare is taken seriously and it is always unacceptable to experience abuse of any kind. There are different ways in which your welfare can be at risk: physical, emotional or psychological abuse, neglect, sexual abuse or exploitation, cyber and financial bullying among others.
Don't suffer in silence. If you have a concern regarding your wellbeing or safety, let us help you. You can report it to your tutor or dedicated safeguarding team at college.What is considered abuse? Recognising Bullying
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER
CCOAS provide a qualified Mental Health First Aider to help and support any student, staff member or clinical coach.
If you are struggling to cope, are anxious or need someone to talk to please contact Donna Green on email@example.com
Any serious concerns that you may have about the College or the conduct of our staff can be reported under the Whistleblowing Policy. If the incident is not a potential safeguarding matter, it will be dealt with under our complaints policy and disciplinary procedures.
For further information...Whistleblowing Policy Complaints Policy and Procedure
Who to contact at CCOAS
You can report a concern about yourself or another student to your course tutor or another member of staff in your centre. Or you can contact:
Who Else Can Help?
There are many external bodies and organisations that can help you in total confidence.
Vetlife, for example, offers 24/7 independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community, including veterinary nurses, students and non-clinical staff.www.vetlife.org.uk
Other organisations offering help...Information, Support & Guidance
If you have any concerns regarding
safeguarding, please contact our
administration team on
01473 555050 or via email on