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Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity

Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity

Yeovil College is committed to actively recognising and promoting equality and diversity in our college community. We take our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all our learners very seriously through the management of appropriate policies, procedures and practices. We wish to provide a working and learning environment that acknowledges the richness of diversity, as well as valuing and managing each individual’s equality of opportunity within the College. We oppose all forms of discrimination or victimisation on any grounds such as age, race, disability, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment or marital status. 

Important documents:

All policies including Equality and Diversity and safeguarding policies are in the policies section. 

Safeguarding has a dedicated team of officers, if you have any concerns please contact the duty Safeguarding officer between 9am-5pm via 07973898849. If you have any concerns which are out of hours please contact the relevant local athourity: Dorset: 01202 657279 Somerset: 0300 123 2327 

Lead Safeguarding Officer  – Michelle Dennett (contact via Michelle.Dennett@yeovil.ac.uk)

 

ID Badges & Lanyards 

You must wear your ID card at all times.

Spot checks are regularly carried out to ensure all students are visibly wearing their ID badges and lanyard at all times when on campus. All Yeovil College staff are encouraged to challenge anyone not visibly wearing their ID badge/lanyard on campus, these measures are in place for your safety and the safety of our campus. 

If you lose your ID badge then you will need a replacement. To obtain this go to the Finance Office to pay £2.00 and then to the Information Desk in Reception to receive your replacement badge. 

If you have left your ID badge/lanyard at home and you live locally, you will be asked to retrieve it before being allowed back onto campus, alternatively, if you have forgotten your ID badge/lanyard and you travel to the College by bus or do not live in close proximity, you will have to purchase a temporary ID card/lanyard. 

To obtain this go to the Finance Office to pay a £1.00 deposit and then to the Information Desk in Reception to receive your temporary ID badge, please note, this temporary ID badge is only valid of 1 day and will need to be handed back into the Information Desk at the end of the day. Your £1.00 deposit will be returned to you.