Safeguarding children

Safeguarding vulnerable groups

The University organises a wide range of events and activities for, or involving, vulnerable groups. Each year, thousands of individuals in the region take part in our outreach programmes and University Open Days which attract people from across the country. Some research projects and professional training programmes necessitate NTU staff or students working with vulnerable groups and, every year, a number of the University's students are themselves classified as vulnerable.

Our facilities are also used by other organisations for events involving vulnerable groups. In all these activities and situations, the University considers the welfare of these groups to be paramount: we are committed to practice that is safe and protects individuals from harm.

The University has a number of policies and procedures which help to provide a framework for vulnerable groups, such as health and safety, risk assessment, staff recruitment, and so on. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy summarises the University policy in relation to safeguarding.  The University also has additional guidance information for staff, which provides more detailed information about some of the key areas covered in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy.

View the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy PDF icon .

View the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Guidance for Staff PDF icon .

Discussing concerns, best practice, advice and guidance

Children and Vulnerable Adults

If you are a member of staff or a student at Nottingham Trent University and require support regarding a safeguarding concern, we have a number of Designated Safeguarding Officers who can offer guidance. In the first instance, contact Katie Laverty using the contact details below. Support can also be sought from one of the University's alternative Designated Safeguarding Officers when Katie is unavailable.

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3053

For urgent enquires when a Designated Safeguarding Officer is unavailable, support is available from external organisations such as Local Safeguarding Children Boards, The NSPCC or the Police.

Staff or students contacting external organisations for support are recommended to inform a safeguarding children officer where possible. This helps to ensure good practice in terms of safeguarding and can provide valuable support and advice.

Concerns relating to Prevent (potential radicalisation or extremism)

For guidance relating to potential radicalisation or extremist behaviour, please contact the NTU Prevent contacts below:

Katie Laverty
Head of Student Affairs, Student Support Services
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3053

Sarah Mayfield
Deputy Academic Registrar, Academic Registry
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2209