The College holds as one of its highest priorities the health, safety and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults involved in courses or activities which come under its responsibility and we ensure the maximum is done to provide a safe environment for them in the College.

The governing body is committed to ensuring that the College:

  • Provides a safe environment for children and young people to learn in
  • Identifies children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm
  • Takes appropriate action to see that such children and young people are kept safe, both at home and at the College and issues or allegations of potential abuse, which are disclosed, are reported appropriate
  • Raising awareness of issues relating to the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and the promotion of a safe environment for all members of the college community.
  • The safe recruitment of staff and volunteers

We are committed to ensuring Leeds College of Building is a safe place to study and we have policies and procedures in place to make that happen.

To maintain a safe working environment for the whole College community, all staff at the College will have received Safeguarding and Child Protection training.

Any person can contact the College's Child Protection Officers if they are worried or concerned about something that is happening to them or someone they know.

They will be able to provide them with the relevant support to address any issues of concern. If you attend Leeds College of Building as a student or staff member, you must take reasonable care of your safety and health and that of others, and listen to advice given by staff at the College, including security personnel.

If you are a student at the College or have applied to become a student, and you are worried about something that is happening to you or someone else, whatever the problem, we are here to listen to you. You can talk to the College’s Child Protection Officers about your worries and concerns.

The College's Child Protection Officers are trained to talk to you about issues concerning neglect, violence, sexual exploitation or abuse, maltreatment, mental ill health and forced marriages.

If you require further information please contact the Safeguarding Advisor, 0113 222 6000 ex 6107.

Download: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy 2018_19