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Safeguarding at Greenwich

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A reminder of our Safeguarding Policy, Safeguarding Officer network and the framework which should be used to report concerns, as well as online training available which staff are strongly encouraged to complete.

As part of providing a safe environment in which to work and study, and protecting the public, the University has a Safeguarding Policy and a Safeguarding Officer network. This framework should be used to report concerns that may arise about children (anyone under 18), vulnerable adults (those over 18 who are vulnerable to harm or exploitation due to their personal situation and/or social circumstances), and radicalisation (the process by which an individual becomes vulnerable to supporting terrorism and the extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups).

Concerns can relate to students, staff or members of the public, and may relate to an individual's behaviour or how they are being affected by the behaviour of others.

Concerns should be reported via the Accident and Incident Management system and can be discussed informally with the Local Safeguarding Officer in your faculty or directorate (see the Safeguarding Policy for further details). How we respond to a concern will depend very much on the context and situation, and could include referral to another University policy or support service, or (rarely) referral to an outside agency. The Safeguarding Policy is about ensuring that the right expertise is brought to bear in responding to a concern, including the involvement of the University's two Lead Safeguarding Officers (the Director of Student and Academic Services and the University Secretary).

All staff are also strongly encouraged to complete the following online courses (which must be completed by all Safeguarding Officers):

For any questions concerning safeguarding, please contact the University Secretary.