Safeguarding and Duty to Prevent

Meet The Team

Sarah Hounsell

DIRECTOR OF LEARNING (Enhanced Provision, Work Based and Community Learning)

Amanda Cross

Head of Foundation Learning and Support Internships

Karen Murry-Gow

student welfare officer;
Mental Health &
Well-being Lead

Paula Lamport

Paula Lamport

Student Welfare Officer

St Vincent College is fully committed to promoting, maintaining and supporting student, staff and visitor safety and welfare. In order to effectively do this we pride ourselves on having robust and tested policies and procedures to ensure that any safeguarding issues are dealt with promptly, sensitively and in line with national and regional guidelines.

Our safeguarding processes applies to all staff, governors, volunteers, visitors and agencies working in the college and enacts relevant legislation and statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education.

In addition, the College actively promotes its legal duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act to ‘have due regard, in the exercise of its functions, to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ under the Duty to Prevent agenda.

In this section of the website you will find relevant documentation and guidance relating to safeguarding and the Duty to Prevent. If you have any concerns regarding the safety and welfare or any member of the College community please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Lead for Safeguarding, Sarah Hounsell  by telephone on 02392 603 670 or email at

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