We are committed to the protection and safety of our students.
We want you to feel that you can come to us with your concerns, whether about yourself or a fellow student.
Solihull College & University Centre is committed to providing a safe environment for young people and vulnerable adults, identifying young people and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm and to taking appropriate action to ensure that such young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe, both at home and at the College.
The College is also committed to providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe. Education, like other key sectors, has a responsibility to promote values of openness and tolerance and to facilitate free debate which is characteristic of being a British citizen. It is in this context that the College provides the following policies and reference to external guidance:
The College is taking part in a project with West Midlands Police called ‘Operation Encompass’. This involves the reporting to college, prior to 10am the next day, when a young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the College staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to receive the information and liaise with the police. The information is supplied in confidence and enables the College to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by young people or their families.
Educate Against Hate
This website gives parents, teachers and school/college leaders practical advice on protecting children & young people from extremism and radicalisation.
Prevent tragedies was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel. The website has contributions from women from communities, charities, public sector organisations and Government departments. We aim to work together to help keep our loved ones safe, to try and address the numerous issues and sign up to the resolution to Prevent Tragedies.
Open Your Eyes
This website aims to expose the truth about ISIS. The website provides visitors with the opportunity to listen to people telling their personal stories of how ISIS has affected their lives. The organisation is working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise their voices against ISIS.