The University of Wrexham Glyndwr university safeguarding responsibilities relate to:
Vulnerable adults registered as or prospective students
Children and vulnerable adults
Children resident in University accommodation
Staff in the course of their duties
External organisations/individuals where we engage (in branded activities)
The Wrexham Glyndwr University Safeguarding Policy:
Reflects the current legislative context and takes account of relevant guidance and good practice relating to the education sector
Provides protection for children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact
Provides staff, students and volunteers with guidance on procedures that must be adopted: (a) to ensure safeguarding in relation to children and vulnerable adults, (b) in the event that they suspect a child or vulnerable adult may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm.
A child is a person under the age of 18.
A vulnerable adult is a person aged 18 years or over who 'is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and is or may be unable to take care of or unable to protect him/herself against significant harm or exploitation'.
A student at risk of harm is one who is at risk of harm or exploitation relating to their physical, mental, psychological wellbeing or potential for being drawn into criminality/terrorism.