Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs

Are colleges covered by the University’s Code of Practice on Safeguarding?

Colleges are separate legal entities and are responsible for their own Safeguarding arrangements.  The Conference of Colleges have produced some guidance for colleges on this.

Are University Clubs and Societies covered by the University’s Code of Practice on Safeguarding?

University Clubs and Societies are separate legal entities and are responsible for their own Safeguarding arrangements.

Which Code of Practice applies to a student who is working with children?

This depends on the body responsible for the activity.  For example, a student working with school children as part of college outreach would be covered by their college code but if undertaking activities for OUSU by the OUSU code or if employed by the University on a UNIQ Summer School by the University code. 

What is covered by the Safeguarding Code of Practice?

The Code covers children and adults at risk and is intended to help the University fulfil its specific legal responsibilities to these groups.  Note that some institutions use the term safeguarding more broadly to describe the support they offer to students in difficulty.