• Equality and Diversity
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent
  • British values

Equality & Diversity

Telford College ensures all students and staff are encouraged, supported and enabled to achieve their full potential in their chosen areas.

The College contributes to the preparation of students to live and work as citizens in a multi–ethnic and diverse society so that as an institution everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected. The College will strive to provide an ethos of inclusion and cohesiveness.

Mission Statement

“Where great futures begin and every learner matters”

The core values of the College are embedded throughout the organisation:

The Corporation and staff of Telford College have an absolute commitment to take action to address and counter any disadvantage and discrimination suffered by sections of the College community, whether based on age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation hereafter collectively referred to as protected characteristics. The College will promote an understanding of diversity and equality in its students and staff.

We ensure that everything we do helps

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

You can find out more about the College and our commitment to Equality and Diversity in:

If you require any equality and diversity information in an alternative format please contact Student Services on 01952 642237 or info@telfordcollege.ac.uk.


Safeguarding Learners

Telford College’s main aim is to provide an environment in which you can socialise, learn and achieve. Telford College of Arts & Technology is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding encompasses a variety of aspects including: health and safety, welfare and well-being this:

  • Ensures your safety and care
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment
  • Opportunities for best life chances
  • Active emotional health and wellbeing promotions

To ensure the College is a safe place to be, we have rigorous procedures in place to show our commitment to safeguarding, these include:

  • Dedicated safeguarding team
  • Identification badges for visitors
  • Campus passes for students and staff
  • Personal Support – (CASA (Counselling And Support Area)
  • Health and safety
  • Anti–bullying policy
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Citizenship code
  • Security
  • E–safety

The Beam Service

is a listening service and councellors who are linked with the NHS

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We have a drop-in service on Wednesday 10am-4pm

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Prevent

Telford College promotes fundamental British values of democracy, the rules of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for those with different faiths and beliefs this is reflected in policies. Learners are entitled to a package of  enrichment  activities that support learners and explore these values. However, expressions of extremist views by anyone in College will not be tolerated and Telford College of Arts & Technology will take swift action where issues of this nature are brought to our attention.

If you are worried about something that is happening to you or someone you know either in or out of college then you should SPEAK UP and get confidential help and advice from

  • CASA  (Counselling And Support Area)

Opening times are Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4pm in Learner Services

Security Team

Our security team are here to support you and ensure we have a safe enjoyable learning environment.

The College Nurse

The College offers a confidential and free service for students under 25. The College nurse is available every Wednesday from 10.30am to 1.30pm in B block Please see attached leaflet.

At Telford College all our staff are trained to help meet your needs in a sensitive and confidential manner. We want you to succeed on your chosen course and help you with the next step, whether it’s work, an apprenticeship or higher education.

  • Dial 999 Emergency Services
  • Dial 101 Police non-Emergency number
  • Dial 01952 385385 for Family Connect services
  • Homelessness – 01952 381925
  • Karma Nirvana Supporting victims of honour crimes and forced marriages since 1993
  • Domestic Violence – Women’s Refuge 01952 381921
  • Samaritans – 24 hour helpline 256161

 

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British Values

At Telford College, we believe British Values are greatly important to us as a college community. British values identify how we should conduct ourselves in being a citizen in Great Britain today, with a diverse population that contributes to our society; this is increasingly prevalent today and in the future.

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Download British Values Statement

 Below are some of the things we can help you with;

  • Discretionary grants/travel/books/trips etc
  • Bursaries
  • Transport – bus passes and routes
  • Personal Support
  • Counselling
  • Safeguarding
  • Campus ID badges
  • Health and well-being
  • Tutorial and citizenship entitlement
  • Equality and diversity
  • Full-time course advice
  • Part-time course advice
  • Careers advice and employability
  • University applications
  • Any student concerns and queries
  • Facilities and resources to study
  • Research skills
  • Work Experience
  • Student Council and Mentoring opportunities

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