Student Welfare is of great importance when you choose to study at Southern Regional College. For this reason we have put in place a number of procedures and facilities to ensure your needs are met at all times.
Southern Regional College is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its students when on College sites. In support of this the College operates a number of security measures to ensure that persons who access College buildings have a proper reason to be present. All students have a responsibility to follow procedures in place to help create a safe and secure environment for staff and students.
As a means of identifying students on campus and in facilities, students (all full time and substantial part time) will be issued with and required to wear a photo identification badge and lanyard at all times while on campus or other property operated by Southern Regional College.
Students will be required to:
• Present themselves to have their photo taken for their photo identification badge when requested;
• Ensure they collect their photo identification badge when notified to do so by Learning Resources staff;
• Wear their identity badge visibly at all times when on campus in the holder and lanyard provided by the College and when representing the College externally including on industrial visits etc. (the only exception is while students are engaged in practical activity where entanglement or other risks have been identified);
• Report lost or stolen photo identification badges immediately to their Learning Resource Centre and arrange to have a replacement issued at a cost of £5.
• Please note you will not be permitted to sit examinations, obtain information on student services or vote in the Student Union elections without wearing your student identification card and lanyard.
• Return their photo identification badge and lanyard to the Learning Resource Centre if they leave their course early.
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is about helping students to keep themselves safe and to prevent harm happening to them. Safeguarding is also about responding to concerns about alleged and suspected harm and putting in place plans to help and protect those who cannot protect themselves. Everyone has the right to live their lives free from violence and abuse.
If you are worried about something that is happening to you or to someone you know, please talk to us. If we are concerned about your safety, we may need to share this information with others, but we will always tell you first. At Southern Regional College, all members of staff are trained in the protection of children, young people, adults at risk and adults in need of protection, safe from harm to ensure that they are fully aware of their responsibilities in this area. The Student Safeguarding Officers, have undergone additional training for these roles.
Every day a student at risk will experience some kind of harm, abuse, ill treatment or neglect. Safeguarding is about helping students to keep themselves safe and to prevent harm happening in the first place.
Safeguarding is also about responding to concerns about alleged and suspected harm and putting in place plans to help and protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Everyone has the right to live their lives free from violence and abuse.
If you are worried about something that is happening to you or to someyou you know, please talk to us. At the Southern Regional College we have a dedicated team of trained staff across all campuses who can support you. These staff are called Safeguarding Officers
Southern Regional College actively promotes equality of opportunity for all and welcomes enrolments from students with criminal convictions. To help the College reduce the risk of harm or injury to students and staff caused by the criminal behaviour of other students we must be made aware of any unspent criminal convictions.
Students must declare all unspent criminal convictions using the Criminal Convictions Disclosure Form available from College website, any campus reception or by telephoning 0300 123 1223. Certain courses require us to consider spent and unspent criminal convictions therefore in certain circumstances you must also disclose spent convictions using the Enhanced Criminal Convictions Disclosure Form available from College website, any campus reception or by telephoning 0300 123 1223.
Please complete the relevant Disclosure Form as accurately as possible declaring all criminal convictions and place the form inside an envelope marked “Confidential” for the personal attention of Raymond Mallon, Campus Services Manager, Southern Regional College, West Campus, Patrick Street, Newry, Co Down, BT35 8DN.