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Policies and documents

Safeguarding

Our safeguarding charter and policy.

Safeguarding Officer: Dr Amanda Wilcox (University Secretary) a.wilcox@yorksj.ac.uk

Deputy Safeguarding Officer: Marije Davidson m.davidson@yorksj.ac.uk

Safeguarding Charter

Safeguarding is everyone's business.

York St John University is committed to providing a safe environment for children and young people under 18, and adults at risk who may be present on campus or engaged in university activities for a variety of reasons.

The welfare of children, young persons and adults at risk is paramount.

All staff should:

  • Read and understand the safeguarding policy
  • Undertake safeguarding training appropriate to their role
  • Take appropriate steps if they have safeguarding concerns.

The university will:

  • Take steps to prevent safeguarding risks
  • Have in place appropriate procedures to deal with safeguarding issues
  • Provide information about how people can raise concerns
  • Keep records secure
  • Share information with safeguarding partners in line with the law
  • Keep the policy and procedures under review.

The University Secretary is the university Safeguarding Officer and has lead responsibility for safeguarding.

A member of the University Secretary’s Office is the Deputy Safeguarding Officer and assists the university Safeguarding Officer in carrying out their responsibilities.

Each School and specified services and projects have a local safeguarding officer. They provide first line support and advice on safeguarding issues.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy (PDF 0.3 MB)

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