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University Regulation 34


The University principles make it clear that we treat everyone with respect, we will not tolerate sexual misconduct, violence or abuse and we will take all reasonable steps to keep our campus and community safe. It is also a principle that “we” means all of us, students, apprentices and staff.

CLL recognises that it has a statutory duty and responsibility to safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of its staff, apprentices and students deemed ‘vulnerable’. These duties and responsibilities are defined in a wide range of legislation, including the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Equality Act 2010, the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill with particular relevance to the Prevent Duty, plus other relevant legislation. The publication of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006) amended in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, introduced a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for staff and others who have defined levels of contact with children, young people and ‘at risk’ adults. Furthermore, many of our students /apprentices work, or will be employed in professions working with children, young people and vulnerable adults and we have a shared responsibility in Safeguarding and Prevent.

A vulnerable person is an ‘at risk’ adult and defined as a person ‘who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation’ (Department of Health, 2000).