The University takes a proactive approach to safeguarding the wellbeing of children, young people, vulnerable adults and students at risk of radicalisation. You can find out more about this in our Policy on the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Why is this relevant to me?

  • Some of our students are under 18. All students should look out for the welfare of their fellow students, particularly those who are under 18 or considered to be vulnerable. Be mindful that not all students will be considered to be adults. For more information about the approach we take to safeguarding students aged under 18, please see the relevant section.
  • Widening Participation undertake outreach activity with children and young people. You might take part in a visit to a school or help out on an open day where you will encounter children and young people.
  • Many placements may involve children, young people and vulnerable adults, particularly in clinical disciplines.
  • Research projects may involve children, young people and vulnerable adults. The safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults who are involved in research is the responsibility of the Committee on Research Ethics.
  • The University hosts work experience students and may engage with young people on apprenticeships or pre-apprenticeships.
  • Students may be at risk of radicalisation – find out more here.
  • Students or staff may have children or siblings under 18 about whom we have cause for concern.

If you are concerned about a child, young adult, vulnerable adult or you think a fellow student may be at risk of radicalisation, please do talk to someone. You can contact the Advice and Guidance team in Student Services, or raise the issue with support staff in your School.


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