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Health and Wellbeing

At Stamford College you’ll find Student Welfare Services, including a space built for you! Use this space to discover yourself and enhance your mental-wealth through a variety of activities, support and events.

For further information please call in to the Student Welfare Services in student services. This is available to all students and offers confidential advice and a range of health services including:

• Contraception and sexual health advice
• Access to psychological therapies to deal with stress, depression and anxiety (IAPT)
• Signposting to Counselling and other Services
• Housing and Benefit Related Support
• Smoking, drugs and alcohol support
• General Health Advice

Safeguarding and Prevent

Stamford College and all of The Inspire Education Group (IEG) is committed to a whole organisation approach to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students, staff, volunteers, visitors, contractors and partners.

All of our staff are regularly trained in Safeguarding and Prevent and we have a dedicated and experienced Safeguarding Team who are here to support our students who are at risk of harm.

Peterborough College adheres to all statutory guidance and legislation in regard to safeguarding, but we pride ourselves on going above and beyond to make College a safe, happy and thriving environment for all.

For more information, or to report a safeguarding concern, contact the Safeguarding Team.

Related Safeguarding information

Digital Parenting

Visit the Digital Parenting website for advice and information about the latest digital technologies and the challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world.

Talking to your child about online sexual harassment

The Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, together with a group of 16-21 year olds, have produced a guide for parents to share the harms/issues children can face in the online world and what to do about them and where to get advice and help.  The guide is useful for anyone whether the are parents or not.

Criminal Exploitation of Children and Young People

Criminal exploitation of children and young people is an increasing area of concern both locally and nationally. This pocket guide on Child Criminal Exploitation is aimed at children and young people but is equally as informative for parents and carers. Please have a read through and if you have any questions or concerns relating to this get in touch with us on either the safeguarding phone number or email listed on this page.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. We embrace a ‘whole college approach’ to safeguarding, ensuring that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice. We will take all allegations and suspicions of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly. We will also make information available on Safeguarding and Child Protection to parents, students and contractors.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Here at Inspire Education Group (IEG), Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) is of utmost importance to us. We want everyone to feel welcome, included, valued and accepted within our College communities, striving continuously towards this in various ways.

IEG is committed to ensuring the promotion of equality of opportunity. Our commitment is to go beyond legislation and to be recognised as a leader of equality, diversity and inclusion. In doing so recognising the contributions of all and celebrating difference, to improve the lives of those in the IEG community.

We do not tolerate any forms of harassment including sexual harassment and violence, discrimination, prejudice or bullying of any kind.

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We proudly achieved the Rainbow Flag Award, which will be delivered by carefully selected LGBTQ+ youth organisations in collaboration with The Kite Trust.

Core Group

The purpose of the EDI Core Group is to provide a structured strategic and operational forum to advance EDI across the Inspire Education Group.

Special Interest Working Groups will report into the EDI Group. These include:

  1. LGBTQ+
  2. Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  3. Anti-Racism
  4. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
  5. Disability

College of Sanctuary

Stamford Col­lege are com­mit­ted to being a safe and wel­com­ing place for peo­ple whose lives were in dan­ger in their own coun­try. We are a col­lege that helps its stu­dents, staff and wider com­mu­ni­ty to under­stand what it means to be seek­ing sanc­tu­ary, and to extend a wel­come to every­one as equal, val­ued mem­bers of our col­lege community.

We pledge our com­mit­ment to the City of Sanc­tu­ary vision of wel­come, includ­ing the endorse­ment of the City of Sanc­tu­ary char­ter and sign­ing up to organ­i­sa­tion­al pledge of support.

What is city of sanctuary UK?

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City of Sanc­tu­ary start­ed with the vision that the UK should be a wel­com­ing place of safe­ty for all and proud to offer sanc­tu­ary to peo­ple flee­ing vio­lence and per­se­cu­tion. From this

Disability Confident Employerstart in a sin­gle loca­tion, the idea has spread into a grass­roots net­work of more than 120 local groups in the UK.

Schools & Col­leges of Sanc­tu­ary is an ini­tia­tive which aims to:

  • Fos­ter pos­i­tive atti­tudes with­in schools, col­leges and their com­mu­ni­ties around peo­ple seek­ing sanc­tu­ary
  • Sup­port schools and col­leges to take pos­i­tive steps towards being places of safe­ty and inclu­sion for all
  • Recog­nise and cel­e­brate schools and col­leges that are com­mit­ted to wel­com­ing and sup­port­ing peo­ple seek­ing sanctuary

Disability Confident Employer Scheme

As an employ­er, we are also proud to have gained Dis­abil­i­ty Con­fi­dent Employ­er Scheme status.

Gender Pay Gap Report

The College has produced its Gender Pay Gap Report – which is required under the Equality Act 2010 ( Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. View the report here.

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