We believe that students are entitled to a learning experience that takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. In addition, we consider that safe learning is essential to maximise students’ experience and achievement. A copy of our Safeguarding policy is available on request.

Aspire Sussex work closely with West Sussex County Council (WSCC) to protect your right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect, including aiming to prevent and stop abuse and harm where possible.

To read the “WSCC Safeguarding Supporting People to be safe in West Sussex” information please click on the link below for more information on Safeguarding across WSCC and important contact information. Thank you.

The Prevent Duty

Aspire Sussex, and all education providers, has a legal duty to report concerns about anyone who may be vulnerable to grooming or in danger of coercion to break the law. Reporting a concern does not criminalise the person reported. If s/he is being groomed, they are more likely to be supported by a range of partner organisations through the Channel programme and will not have a criminal record.

Health and Safety

Aspire Sussex always takes a sensible and proportionate stance on Health and Safety; focusing on real risk with potential to cause harm and we take our duty of care to you very seriously.

If you have any concerns relating to Safeguarding, Grooming or Health and Safety, please speak to someone in your local centre or contact our Safeguarding Team at [email protected] .

‘Remember, if you don’t speak out, we can’t help.’