Safeguarding e-learning course

We now have an e-learning course titled: Safeguarding at Imperial College London.
This course is part of Imperial College Essentials

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What is Safeguarding?

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’s Commitment to Safeguarding

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.

 Current Safeguarding Arrangements

Tick boxYou 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 People around table conceptOrganisational 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 4 March 2020
  • 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 Senior HR Manager
 Pippa Chalmers HR Manager, Compliance and Information
 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
 Graham Atkinson Interim Managing Director, Student Union
 Charles Gallagher Head of Commercial Operations
 Fiona Richmond Acting Head of the Learning and Development Centre
 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 Senior HR Manager, Faculty of Natural Sciences
 Nick Roalfe Director of Facilities Management
 Philip Power Head of Education and Student Experience Strategy, Faculty of Engineering
 Ann Kelly Head of Employee Relations
 Surrinder Johal Director of Safety
 Susan English Director Education Management & Programme Director Education
 Hannah MacLachlan Head of Communications
 Chris Watkins Faculty Operating Officer, Faculty of Medicine
 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
 Amy Morton (Secretary) HR Group Coordinator
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