Safeguarding e-learning course

We now have an e-learning course titled: Safeguarding at Imperial College London (no enrolement is necessary). This course is part of Imperial College Essentials.

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Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm.

The College is committed to providing a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors who access our facilities and services. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard children and vulnerable adults who are involved in the wide scope of our activities. This includes those registered as students, those using our accommodation, sports facilities, disability advisory and counselling services, Early Years Education Centre, those involved in outreach activities, and those attending events on College premises.

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You can find information about the College’s current arrangements for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults as follows:

Safeguarding Committee

In recognition of the wide scope of activities the College is engaged in which involve contact with children and vulnerable adults, the Director of HR and Organisational Change commissioned Farrer & Co to undertake a strategic review of the College’s safeguarding arrangements and identify areas for improvement.

As a result, the College has set up a Safeguarding Committee, chaired by the Director of HR and Organisational Change and consisting of representatives from across College who have lead responsibility for activities involving under 18s or vulnerable adults. The committee will meet on a termly basis to:

  1. Agree protocols and procedures that reflect a best practice approach to safeguarding
  2. Ensure clear accountability and training for those with responsibility for safeguarding
  3. Share learning and casework developments to improve awareness and compliance

Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020

Further information will be published as it becomes available.  For general questions please contact Louise Lindsay, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Change at

An annual report will be made to Provost's Board on the Committee's activities and actions.


NameJob Title
Louise Lindsay (Chair) Director of Human Resources and Organisational Change
Jane Neary Director of Campus Services
Tracy Halsey Head of Early Years Education Centre
Andrew Tebbutt Director of student Recruitment and Outreach
Annalisa Alexander Head of Outreach
Melanie Bottrill Scientific Programmes Manager, Student Recruitment and Outreach
Katie Coupar-Evans Head of Advancement Events
Vicky Brightman Public Engagement Manager
Shola Alabi Strategic HR Partner
Pippa Chalmers Head of Compliance
John Neilson College Secretary
David Ashton Academic Registrar
Mary Bown Head of Disability Advisory Service
Rosie Summerhayes Head of Student Counselling and Mental Health Service
Claire' O'Brien Director of Occupational Health
Fiona Richmond Lead Organisational Development Consultant
Terry Branch Head of Security
Hannah Bannister Director of Student Services
William Hollyer Head of Sport
Jon Tucker Faculty Operating Officer, Business School
Angela Kehoe Strategic HR Partner, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Nick Roalfe Director of Estates Operations
Philip Power Head of Education and Student Experience Strategy, Faculty of Engineering
Ann Kelly Head of Employee Relations
Surrinder Johal Director of Safety
Hannah MacLachlan Head of Communications
Chris Watkins Faculty Operating Officer, Faculty of Medicine
Maryam Philpott Research Support Manager (Process Development)
Lara Mistry Public Engagement Programme Manager
Paul Noke Head of Residential Services and Support Operations
Priya Pallan Community Engagement Manager (White City)
Rob Lewis Farrer & Co representative
Suzanne Woodcock HR Group Operations Manager
Amy Morton (Secretary) HR Group Coordinator
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