Safeguarding and Prevent
Everyone should be safe and feel safe. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
At City Lit we are committed to creating a safe environment for everyone studying or working here, whether face to face or online. We have a legal and moral obligation to look after all our students and staff. This includes someone who may be at risk of harm.
To ensure the College is a safe place for everyone, we have a Safeguarding and Prevent Policy and procedures, which makes this possible.
You can watch a video here which describes our safeguarding procedure.
Please talk to your tutor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask to speak to the safeguarding team, if you feel unsafe or are concerned about safety of someone else at the college. If you are concerned that someone else is being bullied, harassed, abused, or even neglected, just let us know.
We also need to safeguard against people being radicalised. So, if you think someone is spreading or supporting extremist, or violent views, being drawn into radicalism, don’t be afraid to let us know. Please also find the contact details in the poster below.
Staying safe online
The internet is great for so many things. However, we also need to know how to keep ourselves safe when we use it.
Our guide will help you to make sure you, your computer and your money stay safe when you go online. You can download the full document at the bottom of this page.
Staying safe in the building
City Lit operates a Duty Manager system during term times (details are displayed in classrooms). A duty manager can help you deal with safeguarding and health and safety issues, where immediate or urgent support is needed. You can contact them using a telephone number displayed in classrooms from Monday to Friday (until 21:30) and Saturday (until 17:30) to ask for support.
The following video will show you what to do in case of an evacuation of the City Lit building in Keeley Street.
Our community values
At City Lit we strongly promote mutual respect and the value of diverse experiences and identities that each of us brings into the classroom.
We promote the importance of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We do this through the way we work, teach and interact with our students and staff. At City Lit we promote free speech, encourage development of critical thinking and promote research and debate in the classroom. We are committed to making learning accessible to all, and to empower all students to take responsibility for their own learning.
The Education Inspection Framework defines these values as “British values” because they characterise life in modern Britain.