All staff have a duty of care to respond appropriately to any protection concerns relating to the young people we come into contact with.

  • Staff are here to listen to any concerns that you have for yourself or a fellow student.
  • Staff will not make assumptions about whether harm/abuse has taken place.
  • Staff want to reassure you and will be sensitive to any anxieties you have. Staff cannot guarantee confidentiality.
  • Staff will have to pass on information to the College Safeguarding Co-ordinator or appropriate contact and ensure that you are kept safe.
  • Staff will record everything you tell them and will keep you informed of what happens at every step of the process.

Prevent and CONTEST

Prevent is part of the wider UK counter-terrorism strategy known as CONTEST.    Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on statutory bodies such as UHI Moray, in the exercise of its functions to have, “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

UHI Moray is committed to respecting the rights of individuals and uphold freedom of speech, but in doing so will fully engage and comply with the legal obligations outlined in the Act.

Any concern about an individual should be treated as a safeguarding concern and referred to the College Safeguarding Lead in line with the UHI Moray Safeguarding Policy and Procedure.  Details of Prevent is covered in section 4.6 of the Safeguarding Procedure.

Click to view the full Safeguarding PolicySafeguarding Procedure and Safeguarding Reporting Form

Remember you can speak to any staff member if you have any concerns. However, college staff with specific responsibility for Safeguarding are:

Safeguarding Lead Heather Henderson 01343 576269 / 07835029918 
Safeguarding Depute Nicole Hyslop 01343 576456 / 07835029908

For advice and guidance around Prevent, please use the College dedicated email address