Universities have a duty of care to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk of harm and exploitation during the course of any activity relating to the University.
The University of London is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone involved in its activities and aims to provide a safe environment for all students and staff studying and working at the University and for all visitors to its facilities.
Students, staff and visitors to the University have the right to learn and work in a positive environment that is free from harm and all forms of prejudice, harassment, discrimination and bullying.
The University of London’s Safeguarding Policy details our approach to Safeguarding and can be found here:
- View the safeguarding policy [PDF] for the University of London
Reporting a Safeguarding Concern
If you wish to report a safeguarding concern, you may:
- email directly with your concern,
- or complete and email the reporting form that can be found here:
- Download the safeguarding incident report form
Who to email
You should email email@example.com (please note this email is monitored by the safeguarding leads identified below and your concern may be passed to the relevant designated safeguarding officer). If you would rather the concern was not passed to a Designated Safeguarding Officer please let us know.
The Prevent duty
Our approach to Prevent is primarily one of safeguarding the welfare of our students and staff. We also balance the duty against our commitment to freedom of speech and other key legislation.
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA) creates a statutory duty for specified public authorities (including universities) to "have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". Prevent is one of four strands of the government's counter-terrorism strategy. Compliance by universities with the duty in England is monitored by the Office for Students (OfS).
Government Guidance surrounding Prevent requires that universities have in place policies for external speakers and events, the training of staff, welfare and pastoral care, and IT usage. It also makes clear that the approach to Prevent should be reasonable and proportionate.
We are a member of the Zero Suicide Alliance and are committed to ensuring that students and staff at the University of London are as suicide-safe as possible. Our Suicide Prevention Plan outlines the action were are taking to achieve this aim.
Our overarching suicide-prevention objectives are to:
- Take a whole-university approach to mental health and create compassionate communities of students and staff where people feel empowered to disclose mental health difficulties, free from stigma.
- Ensure that people experiencing difficulties are identified early and that staff are trained and enabled to respond appropriately.
- Develop strong pathways to respond in the event of a suicide affecting the University community, including support for the bereaved and suicide postvention.
How to contact us
Implementation of the University of London's approach is coordinated by the Central Secretariat. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent Lead is the University Secretary.
If you have a concern about someone, or would like to know more about the University of London's approach, please contact Adrian Clark, Student Health and Wellbeing Manager