Safeguarding

Safeguarding all members of the UWC Atlantic community, and in particular our students, is the main priority for us and also for the other UWC schools and colleges and over 155 national committees worldwide.

We affirm our commitment to the wellbeing and safety of all members of our community in reflection of UWC’s core values of personal responsibility and integrity, autonomy and mutual responsibility, respect and compassion.

We also affirm our full commitment to safeguarding and to promoting the wellbeing of all children and young people in the care of UWC schools, colleges, national committees, projects and educational programmes.

We confirm our belief in the right of all children to be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We welcome any member of the UWC Atlantic community, who wishes to report an experience of sexual misconduct, harm, abuse or neglect, to do so at any time. Individuals who choose to come forward can do so knowing that we are here to listen to whatever experience they choose to share, we will always take them seriously and will follow up to help ensure the safety of our whole community.

Reporting channels

You can contact the College in the first instance by emailing our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Bernie Ashton or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Dawn Thomas, Tom Partridge and Peter T. Howe on safeguarding@atlanticcollege.org or by emailing the Principal, Peter T. Howe principal@atlanticcollege.org

Reporting via UWC International

If you are not directly affiliated with UWC Atlantic College, or prefer to speak to another UWC entity about an experience of sexual misconduct, harm, abuse or neglect, the reporting mechanisms provided by UWC International can be used:

 
We welcome any member of the UWC Atlantic community, who wishes to report an experience of sexual misconduct, harm, abuse or neglect, to do so at any time. Individuals who choose to come forward can do so knowing that we are here to listen to whatever experience they choose to share, we will always take them seriously and will follow up in the appropriate way to help ensure the safety of our whole community.
 
We commit to treating the information you disclose to us with discretion. In certain circumstances we are legally obliged to refer information on to the Local Authority.
 

More information about the reporting processes to UWC International can be found on its website here. These are currently in English only, but we will be adding further language versions very soon.

More recently, the whole UWC movement has adopted the UWC Common Standards for Safeguarding, which outline expected standards of professional behaviour and personal practice from all members of our community.

View the UWC Atlantic Safeguarding and Respectful Community Policy here

 

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