At Newbury College we take the welfare of all of our students very seriously. If you have any worries about being bullied or harassed, your personal safety, including sexual harassment, or discrimination of any kind, both in or out of College, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team.
Newbury College recognises that some students and staff may be at risk from radicalisation. Newbury College will assess the risks of violent extremism, which represents the greatest threat at national level, while recognising that other forms of violence and extremism can and do manifest themselves within other nearby colleges and / or training providers.
On this basis, the College has developed with its students, staff, governors and visitors a strong culture of respect and a safe place of learning. It is in this context that the College has considered its Prevent Duty and recognises the importance of working with staff, governors, the local authority, the police, the local safeguarding board, health professionals, local Prevent experts and others to identify and to safeguard vulnerable students and staff in the College.
Spot the signs of radicalisation
Radicalisation can happen both in person or online.
Everyone is different, and there is no checklist that can tell us if someone is being radicalised or becoming involved in terrorism. But these signs may mean someone is being radicalised:
- accessing extremist content online or downloading propaganda material
- justifying the use of violence to solve societal issues
- altering their style of dress or appearance to accord with an extremist group
- being unwilling to engage with people who they see as different
- using certain symbols associated with terrorist organisations