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Our Safeguarding and
Health and Safety Policies

All our events are risk-assessed. Our staff, including student ambassadors, are DBS checked and adhere to our comprehensive child protection framework.

We deliver all our outreach interventions in line with our Child Safeguarding Framework. This is split into two areas: Child Safeguarding and Health & Safety.

Child safeguarding

Our Child Protection Policy is updated annually. It includes recommendations from the Department for Education, NSPCC and other relevant organisations.

To ensure safe events, all staff and students receive an Enhanced DBS check before engaging with young people. We update our checks every three years.

We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads, who receive annual training.

Health & Safety

Event-specific risk assessments are available from outreach coordinators. These are complemented by the following University policies and procedures:

On-campus event risk assessment

The following documents have been produced for our one-day school group events.

Student Protests on-campus

In the event of a student protest, the following procedure will be followed:

The University’s approach to student protest is one of tolerance and understanding, respecting and supporting students' right to protest safely. However, students involved in a protest may be reminded of their commitment to the Newcastle University Student Charter.

External Speakers and the Prevent Duty

Our duty of care includes a commitment to the Prevent Duty. It is one of four work strands that make up the government‘s counter-terrorism strategy.

Sometimes we may partner with external organisations to support the delivery of our events and activities. All external organisations are risk-assessed in line with the following University policies: