The safety and welfare of our students
The Head of Student Services, Kathryn Mogford, is the senior member of staff responsible for Safeguarding and offers support and guidance to staff and students about all aspects of student welfare.
The College is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure environment. It was noted in the recent student and parent surveys that 98% of our students and parents believe that The Henley College is a safe place to be.
The College believes strongly that our students and staff respect the rights of others, report inappropriate behaviour and do not tolerate or accept any form of bullying or discrimination.
Child Protection, Prevent and Safeguarding Policies
The College has a dedicated Safeguarding Team and the Designated Safeguarding Person, Kathryn Mogford, is responsible for child protection and safeguarding matters. All staff have received safeguarding and Prevent training.
Substance and Alcohol Policy
The College has a zero tolerance policy for both substance and alcohol misuse. No student must be under the influence of, or have possession of drugs or alcohol during the College day.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETWORKING POLICY
Our students will be reminded about on line safety throughout their time at the College and they will be actively encouraged to be safe when using the internet.
Student Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct sets out both the College and student commitments. It states what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and all students will be issued with the code of conduct when they start at the College.
The College has dedicated Counsellors available and a College Nurse offering drop-in sessions throughout the week. All students will be given a Professional Tutor who will offer pastoral and academic support. There are three Senior Tutors at the College, a Student Services Team and a Safeguarding Team, all offering support to our students.
We have “safe places” on both the Rotherfield and Deanfield Sites, clearly signposted for those students who have worries, anxieties or concerns.
Social Media Safeguarding
Thames Valley Police have launched a media campaign which highlights some of the safeguarding issues that are impacting children around increased use of social media and online platforms. The key messages highlighted in the campaign can be seen below.
SUPPORT AND ADVICE RESOURCES
We've put together a list of organisations and charities who are there to help with mental and emotional health issues.
Confidential support 24/7 by phone or text or online www.childline.org.uk Call 0800 1111
Confidential support 24/7 by calling 116 123 or visiting www.samaritans.org
Information and advice on mental health and wellbeing. Text (for free) 85258 or visit youngminds.org.uk
For information and support visit www.mind.org.uk
Information and support for under 25’s on a range of issues including mental health, housing, money, drugs and alcohol. Visit www.themix.org.uk to find out about their email, telephone and 1:1 support.
Online mental health support at www.kooth.com
Young people’s substance misuse support aquarius.org.uk
Offering support and advice for the prevention of suicide in young people www.papyrus.org.uk
NHS 111 or Your GP
If you are concerned about your health or wellbeing you could also contact you doctor or NHS 111 for advice