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Safeguarding introduction

This Safeguarding Policy, overseen by Student Services, reflects Solent University’s strategic vision and mission to be inclusive, support social justice, deliver an outstanding student experience, and be a workplace of choice for staff. 

This Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and structure reflect the principles of UK legislation, guidance and best practice (with the aim of being mindful of a duty of care and seeking to ensure every child, adult with care or support needs, and student at risk achieves their full potential).

Key principles are:

  • The welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is the paramount consideration
  • Confidentiality will be maintained, except where there is a potential risk to the health and welfare of an under 18, adult with care or support needs, or student at risk.
  • All children and adults with care or support needs, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial or ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation have a right to protection from harm or abuse. 

Safeguarding policy

Safeguarding structure 

The Scope of the Policy

This Policy along with its associated guidance and procedures applies to all activities involving children, adults with care or support needs and students at risk.  The Policy applies to all University staff, students and contractors who may come into contact with children, adults with care or support needs, or students at risk as part of their work. 

In safeguarding students the University recognises harm or abuse may take different forms (e.g. physical, emotional, neglect, being drawn into terrorism). 

Page last updated on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 8.59am.


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