Safeguarding and Prevent

Commitment to Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and well-being of every young person is at the centre of every decision we make. Horizons College staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. All our staff are aware and kept up to date with the child protection and vulnerable adults procedures. As a setting we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our young people.

 Horizons College Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns or questions about safeguarding then please contact the Horizons College Safeguarding Team on 01793 481493 or
email safeguarding@horizonscollege.ac.uk

Genti Mullaliu

Principal

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Catherine Long

Vice-Principal


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Stephen Heary
Assistant Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Kim West
Chair of Governors
Jackie Fieldwick (nee Smith) MBE
CEO of Brunel 

Safeguarding at Horizons College

Horizons College is committed to safeguarding. Horizons College will ensure that it maintains the highest standards possible to meet its social, moral and legal responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of all.

Horizons College takes its role in safeguarding, Prevent and E-Safety, the protection of young adults and promotion of their welfare seriously and considers this a responsibility of all staff. We have a safeguarding team, and all staff receive regular training in this area. Prevent Training aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.

Following our Safeguarding and Prevent Training every September, we continue to cover e-safety and prevent in our tutorial themes.

We are working hard and making sure that our learners can be safe while with us or when they are out in the community or at home using their personal computers or smart devices.

Classes continue to emphasise the importance of British values through the learner-led coffee shop and citizenship programme.

Dove class organised a focus day on British values by sharing their ideas with the rest of the college and creating a fantastic display. We will be continuing to share these values across the college.

We continue to embed Prevent training and how to implement this in everything we do at college. Getting parents involved too.

Safeguarding Policies

Please note that we are continually reviewing and updating our policies

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults at Risk Policy

Behaviour Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Bullying Statement

Brunel Whistleblowing Policy

Key Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2023

Keeping children safe in education (Part One) – September 2023

Working together to safeguard children

Guidance for safer working practice

Regulated activity in relation to children

Department for Education – Working together to safeguard children

Prevent Duty Guidance England Wales

Important Contact Details

Contact Swindon (formerly MASH)
E-mail: contactswindon@swindon.gov.uk
Telephone: 01793 464646 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699 

The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699
Web: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

LADO 01793 463854

Natspec

Prevent Training

Swindon CSE data tool

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)

ThinkUKnow

UK Safer Internet

Domestic Violence
National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
Young Minds

Childline

Online Safety
Kidscape