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Safeguarding students during lockdown:

At West Thames College we remain committed to safeguarding our students during these challenging times and irrespective of whether they are learning remotely or physically attending the college. The safety of students continues to be a primary focus and it's business as usual for our team, who remain on hand to provide any advice and support.  A Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSL) with members of the Safeguarding Team will remain available throughout the lockdown period to ensure that we continue to respond quickly to concerns raised.

To ensure all our students are safe we:

  • Practice safe staff recruitment and check the suitability of staff and volunteers that work with young students or vulnerable adults
  • Raise awareness of child protection, vulnerable adults and safeguarding through staff training sessions
  • Implement policy and procedures for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse against a young person or vulnerable adult
  • Support young students or vulnerable adults who have been subjected to abuse
  • Listen to and support our students to ensure their learning environment is safe and welcoming
  • Ensuring that our students are safe in their personal lives and in the community is critical to everything we do. The college will be providing continued advice and support to students who are considered to be vulnerable and for those who receive free college meals and bursaries.

Safeguarding and Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

Prevent is part of the safeguarding process. It is the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming involved in supporting terrorism, in all its forms keeping them safe. Prevent works within the non-criminal space, using early engagement to encourage individuals and communities to challenge violent extremist ideologies and behaviours.
If a student has a concern about themselves or another student, please contact your Student Learning Advisor or Tutor 

Contacting the Safeguarding Teams

If you need to contact a member of the safeguarding team, please contact

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Opening hours

We are available during normal business hours:
9.00am – 5.00pm (Monday – Thursday)
9.00am – 4.30pm (Friday).

Safeguarding Team

Michael Michaelides
Chair of Operations (DSL)

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Samantha Louisy
Operational Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

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Graeme Baker
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

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Beverley McGuire
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

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Jaskaran Sidhu
Safeguarding Officer

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Monica Goncalves
14-16 Safeguarding Officer

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Davinder Marwaha
Safeguarding Administrator

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Out of hours emergency safeguarding contacts

If there is a life threatening situation:

  • Ring for an ambulance and/or contact the police on 999 or 101 non-emergency
  • If you think a child, young person or vulnerable adult is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child, young person or vulnerable adult’s well-being you should call the Duty Team at the relevant local authority. The emergency contact details are available on the Local Authorities website.

    Click here for a list of external organisation contacts.

We offer Driver CPC Training courses at our Skills+Logistics Centre, Feltham. Book your place now at the special price of £60 per day, per driver (including upload fee).

The one day course will take place every Wednesday, starting 24 July. 

The five day course starts from Monday 15 July.

To book your place on one of these courses, or if you have any questions about the courses, please contact: 
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You can also find more information about Driver CPC courses on the Logistics Skills Alliance website.

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All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers are required to have up-to-date CPC training in order to drive in the UK and Europe. Drivers are required to do 35 hours of training every 5 years to keep your Driver CPC status.*

*If you miss the training deadline, it is illegal to drive professionally and you could be fined up to £1000.

The Skills+Logistics Centre is based in West London, just a short distance from Heathrow. The maps below show how you can find us via public transport and driving.

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From 15 October to 19 October the college will be taking part in College Week, part of the Love Our Colleges Campaign. This is a week dedicated to celebrate and highlight all the brilliant work that goes on at the college. Colleges Week also gives an opportunity to call on government for better investment in colleges.

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The Student Experience team will be running activities in the Atrium next week, where students can get involved and tell us what they love about College life and why.

To find out more about College Week and the Love Our Colleges Campaign, head over to the College Week website: https://www.collegesweek.co.uk/

To kick the week off we're taking a look at what some of our past and present students have had to say about their experiences at the college. We have four stories from Sabina, Renee, Nadeem and Francesca. Check out the videos below.

Sabina:

Sabina did her apprenticeship with Otis Elevators, the world’s leading lift manufacturers operating in over 200 countries. She has gone on to work as a service lift engineer while continuing her education at Birkbeck University, studying a degree in Business Psychology.

 

Renee:

Renee has been studying Travel & Tourism at the college and is currently doing her apprenticeship with London Borough of Hounslow, working within the Direct Payments team. Renee wants to eventually become a lawyer.

 

Nadeem:

Nadeem studied various courses at the college before going onto do his degree, and now works as a Senior Systems IT Engineer at the college.

 

Francesca:

Francesca studied Beauty Therapy. Since studying at the college she has gone on to open her own salon, True Beauty Salon & Medi Spa, based in Twickenham. She has used the skills she learned on her course to gain experience in the industry and establish her award winning business.

 

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Sabina Enu-Kwesi
Engineering Apprentice

Sabina was recently Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards. She currently works as a service lift engineer at Otis Elevators.

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