Safeguarding and Child Protection
Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form college is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students so that they feel secure and are able to thrive and achieve. Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form college recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of its students and will ensure that relevant and effective safeguarding practices exist and are actively promoted within the College. All our learners have the right to be safe and protected, both within the College and whilst engaged in College activities, and their welfare and well-being is of paramount importance. To this end, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
Equality and Diversity
The College recognises its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010, and its duty to publish its methods of achieving equality for people with protected characteristics. The College is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation; to advancing equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it. The College’s Single Equality Scheme (revised 2014) includes equality of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. It has been developed to include the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedures. Other College policies which will help deliver the aims of the legislation include the Student Bullying and Harassment section of the Safeguarding Policy; College Complaints Policy; Staff Grievance and Competence Procedures and such policies that may be developed in the future.
Information is collected on (for example) applications, enrolments, success rates and destinations of students according to relevant protected characteristics, and of applications, appointments and training records of staff. The information is discussed at various levels of college: subject and divisional meetings; Equality and Diversity Committee; governors’ sub-committees on quality and employment. Progress on achieving objectives and actions is monitored regularly by the Leadership Team and reports produced for governors.