RHACC believes that all learners are entitled to be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect regardless of their age, race, gender or ability and will not tolerate any behaviour that is abusive to its learners, whether it occurs at college and involves college staff or has happened at the learner's home or within another service or area of the learner's life.

Every learner should be and feel safe. Other people should not hurt or abuse you in any way. Other people should not threaten to hurt or abuse you.

There are staff who are here to support you and help to make your place of learning safe.

Abuse is when somebody does something to you that makes you feel bad or hurts you. It is when you are harmed in some way that can make you feel sad, scared and worried.

What should you do if you think you are being hurt or abused?

If you think you have been hurt or abused by another learner, member of staff or visitor you should tell someone as soon as possible. This should be a member of staff you trust or one of the college's Safeguarding Officers. Their contact details are displayed around the college.

If you have a concern regarding a learner's safety, please contact the Safeguarding Officer or complete a Record of Concern which is available at the college's receptions.

Safeguarding Officers (Office hours 9am - 5.30pm)

Call:0208 439 8954
For urgent issues out of office hours, contact the emergency caretaker in the first instance on: 07983 481911