Safeguarding children and adults at risk means:
- Protecting them from abuse and neglect
- Making sure that their health and development aren’t impaired in any way
- Making sure that they can grow up safely and take full advantage of the opportunities offered by life
Anyone in our community can be at risk of abuse or neglect which means safeguarding is a shared responsibility for all of us. We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe.
Whilst there are groups who may be more vulnerable to abuse or neglect, risk is more likely to be increased by circumstances rather than personal characteristics and is often the result of a culmination of factors. You can find more information on our Keeping Safe pages.
Your responsibility as a member of the University community is to be on the lookout for signs of abuse and neglect and to share any concerns you have with the University so that we can follow up and offer support.
The University works together with our staff, students, Students’ Union and regional networks to help safeguard our community. We work in partnership with local Councils, the Police and other statutory agencies to share information, identify issues and respond to challenges.
As part of this local partnership activity, the University meets its statutory duty in relation to preventing vulnerable people from being drawn into extremism or terrorism.
If you are concerned about yourself or others being drawn into extremism or are at risk of radicalisation then please follow the Cause for Concern reporting route.