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Safeguarding at LSBU

It’s everyone’s responsibility

LSBU is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and visitors. We recognise our particular duties of care towards children and adults at risk who study at, work at, attend or visit LSBU. We believe that individuals of all ages have a right to learn, work and develop in a safe environment.

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone in the University community. We all have a role in keeping ourselves and each other safe. We all have a duty to act if we are concerned for the wellbeing of someone else.

You can read LSBU’s Safeguarding Policy on our Policies and Procedures page.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern

In an emergency/urgent concerns

In an emergency (for example where you or someone else is in immediate danger of harm, or where you have witnessed a crime), call emergency services on 999.

As soon as you can, inform LSBU by emailing helpsafeguard@lsbu.ac.uk. Your concerns will be taken seriously and responded to.

Less urgent/other safeguarding concerns or queries

Email helpsafeguard@lsbu.ac.uk.

Emails are received by one of the University’s Designated Safeguarding Officers. Your concerns will be taken seriously and responded to.

If you have a concern about any member of the University community, no matter how small, please contact to helpsafeguard@lsbu.ac.uk. We all have a duty to ensure the safety of our community and sharing your concern as quickly as possible is very important.

Remember you can report anything that is making you feel concerned without needing to identify the type of abuse or harm that is taking place. You just need to explain what you have seen or heard that is worrying you. LSBU’s Designated Safeguarding Officers will determine what action will be taken.

What is safeguarding?

Types of abuse and how to spot the signs - children

Types of abuse and how to spot the signs – adults at risk

What to do if you have concerns

Out of hours safeguarding guidance

Keeping students and apprentices safe

We take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our students very seriously. This applies equally to our students who are studying an apprenticeship at LSBU.

Our Wellbeing team and Designated Safeguarding Officers are here to support the safety of our University community.

Students and apprentices – how to access support or share a safeguarding concern

Employers - how to access advice or share a safeguarding concern

Prevent

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