Safeguarding And Prevent

Safeguarding at Trinity Specialist College

Safeguarding is defined as –

  • Protecting young people from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of young people’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all young people to have the best life chances.

Trinity Specialist College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils/students. We believe that:

  • All young people/young people have the right to be protected from harm;
  • Young people/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in college;
  • Young people/young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
  • All young people/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
  • All young people/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
  • All young people/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy, healthy, sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
  • Colleges can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
  • All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding young people and protecting them from abuse.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Peter Hannah-Smith

Mobile:    07538 862473


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michelle Sutor

Mobile:    07538 862483


Trustee Safeguarding Lead: Amanda Daniels (Chief Educational Psychologist)

Number: 0121 378 3242



The Prevent Duty at Trinity Specialist College


The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. 


Here at Trinity Specialist College, we take our responsibilities in relation to Prevent extremely seriously. Whilst it is recognised that the majority of our students would not be at risk of any form of radicalisation due to their severe learning disabilities, it must be recognised that there are a number of young people who could be at risk. As such, it is our duty to be vigilant in ensuring these young people are kept safe from radicalisation of any description and with any cause for concern being acted upon immediately by reporting concerns to the Prevent Lead at the college.

The Designated Prevent Lead is: Peter Hannah-Smith

Mobile:   07538 862473