Safeguarding Policies

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A positive experience for all

Bader College is committed to supporting and prioritizing the welfare of its students and staff and to the promotion of a positive student experience. Bader College is also committed to ensuring, so far as reasonable possible, a safe environment for all staff, students, volunteers, and visitors to the University.

The college and all its services and facilities constitute an open and predominantly adult environment. As such Bader College treats all students as independent, mature individuals and does not act in loco parentis in relation to students who are under the age of 18 years. Staff members are not routinely screened unless their work warrants it by involvement in a Regulated Activity.

Student on the TerraceAs Bader College admits some students each year who are under 18 years of age on entry, and recognizes that some members of the campus community and/or visitors to Bader College may be defined as vulnerable adults, some additional safeguards are necessary to ensure the welfare of all.

Our commitment

The health, wellbeing and safety of all college students, staff, volunteers and visitors is of primary concern to the university. To this end, and to safeguards children and vulnerable adults, Bader College is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards to meet its social, moral and legal responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults with whom the college’s work brings it into contact.

We remain mindful of our duty of care and other legal obligations such as those it owes under the following:

  • Children Act 1989
  • General Data Protection Regulation Act 2018
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Children Act 2004
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • Equality Act 2010

Bader College has put in place clear guidelines and procedures for identifying risks, reporting concerns and ensuring that appropriate action is taken.

Download a copy of the Bader College Safeguarding Procedures document(PDF, 268KB) Safety on Campus