Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy


We want to promote the welfare and safeguarding of all our members and users of our website and materials. We believe that our members should never experience any form of abuse, discrimination, harassment or victimisation. 


We promote the welfare and safeguarding of every member of the Association and we are committed to practising in a way that protects every member. We recognise that ignoring abuse is not an option and any concerns for the wellbeing or safeguarding of members must be reported and acted upon. All members have an equal right to protection from harm regardless of race, gender, religious belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.



In addition to the above, the Association recognises the additional responsibility for any member who is a child, young person or vulnerable adult. 


Where to go for immediate assistance 


Any member or user of the Association’s offer that needs immediate support should make use of the following services:


The Samaritans: 116 123


Childline: 0800 1111



Support Networks around Coronavirus/mental health in particular





  • Online hub of practical support and information for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.


  • Student Minds - Coronavirus resources
  • Guidance on looking after your mental health, including ways you can support friends and family, guidance for those experiencing xenophobia and racism, and for those with ongoing mental health difficulties.



You can access a directory of support services with their contact details here.