Safeguarding at Berkeley Green UTC

Keeping young people safe is our main priority. All UTC staff have a continuing responsibility to promote the welfare of the young people we teach and protect them from harm.

On this page, you will find details about how we safeguard students, both when working in the UTC and learning from home, and how to access additional information and support.

For young people, it also provides information about different scenarios including those students may encounter when working from home.

Our key principle is: if in doubt, speak out.  If you have a concern of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact us at gareth.lister@berkeleygreenutc.org.uk.

 

Remote Learning Safeguarding Expectations

Students – What do I do if…?

I am worried about something. What should I do?

You should always speak to someone you trust. This could be someone at home or someone at the UTC. The values in practice and safeguarding teams are all highly trained in a range of ways to help you. You can send us an email at any time or complete this form below.

 

I am worry about somebody else. What should I do?

If you are concerned about the safety of someone else then get in contact with one of the UTC safeguarding team. You can send us an email at any time or complete this form below.

 

What should I do if I am worried about joining a live lesson?

Speak with your parents or carers or a member of the safeguarding team. We will help you find a solution to joining lessons.

What should I do if I see or hear something that makes me uncomfortable during a live lesson?

The first thing to do is to report it to your teacher. Send them an email to let them know what your concerns are and they may then speak to one of the safeguarding team to help further.

You could also contact one of the safeguarding team directly via the links at the top of the page. The list of staff emails are linked below.

Staff Contact Directory 20-21

What should I do if I am being cyber bullied?

Let your parents know and let us know. You can speak with your form tutor, a teacher that you trust or one of the safeguarding team. There is lots of good information in the useful links at the bottom of this page. All of the staff contact details are linked below.

Staff Contact Directory 20-21

What do I do if I can't join a lesson online?

You do not need a Teams invite to know you have a lesson. You have your timetable on Arbor and you should find the Team for the lesson you have.

If you are unable to join a lesson for any reason then you need to let your teacher know via a Teams message or email.

Am I still able to report safeguarding concerns to the UTC safeguarding team?

Yes. If you feel that you need to speak to us about something then use the contact details at the top of this page to get in touch. We will get in touch with you as soon as we can.

How do I make sure I don't get a virus on my device?

Here are five top tips for keeping your device safe:

1. Use Strong Passwords

2. Use Antivirus Software

3. Use a Firewall

4. Install a Popup Blocker

5. Beware of Email Phishing Scams

 

What do I do if I am worried about being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind?

The first thing to do is to speak to an adult that you trust. This could be a parents or carer, your form tutor or a member of the safeguarding team at the UTC.

You could also contact CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) directly via the link below.

Parents – What do I do if…?

What should I do if I am worried about the safety of my child?

If there is an immediate risk of harm them contact the emergency services by phoning 999.

Otherwise contact one of the safeguarding team using the contact details included at the top of this page.

What do I do if I am concerned about the safety of another student at the UTC?

Get in contact with one of the UTC safeguarding team and we will look into it.

What can I do to keep my young person safe online?

Below are a number of links to pages that give you good information about how to keep your children safe when using technology.