Safeguarding: children, vulnerable adults, radicalisation, violence against women, harassment and hate crime

The University’s Safeguarding Policy is operated jointly by our Student Journey team and the University Secretary’s Office. The Policy provides a framework, which staff should use to report concerns and incidents relating to children, vulnerable adults, radicalisation, violence against women, harassment and hate crime, to ensure that students, staff and vulnerable members of the community are protected.

2019-20 Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Concern Reporting Form

Reporting concerns: who to contact

The procedure for reporting concerns is set out in the Safeguarding Policy. Concerns should normally be reported in the first instance to the Local Safeguarding Officer in the school/Professional Services Department (PSD), who will liaise with the relevant lead safeguarding officer.

Local safeguarding officers

  • Within our Schools: the School Proctors have been designated as local safeguarding officers for their schools; including students on apprenticeship courses.
  • Within our Professional Service Departments: each department has a Local Safeguarding Officer

Academic Services (Student Journey) – Subi Darbhanga (
Centre for Professional and Educational Development (CPED) – Digby Warren (
Estates – Ada Okechukwu (
Engagement – Sophie Cloutterbuck (
Finance – Eugene McCrossan (
Human Resources – Robert Fisher (
Information & Technology Services – Barry Flourentzou (
Library (Student Journey) – Laura Simmons (
Academic Quality and Development – Graeme Naylor (
Customer and Student Liaison (Student Journey) – Karen Omisore ( and Mia Juritzen (
Student Services (Student Journey) – Sarah Richardson (
Vice-Chancellor's Office (including University Secretary's Office) – Deborah Byatt (

Lead safeguarding officers

The University has two lead safeguarding officers who deal with specific areas:

  • concerns relating to children and vulnerable adults: Hayriye Mehmet, Director of Student Journey (
  • concerns relating to radicalisation, violence against women, harassment and hate crime: Christopher Ince, University Secretary and Registrar

Either Lead Safeguarding Officer may be contacted if the other is absent.


Training will be provided to staff with designated responsibility for safeguarding and will be co-ordinated by the lead safeguarding officers. The following resource is available to all staff:

  • Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP): free online training from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) on the government’s Prevent strategy and the factors that make individuals vulnerable to radicalisation.