Safeguarding and Prevent

The Prevent duty was introduced as part of the UK Government’s Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The Act created a statutory duty that specifies public authorities to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism’. Prevent is one of four strands of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, and aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Universities, including Alternative Providers, became subject to the Prevent duty on 18th September 2015 and required to assess how they meet their statutory responsibilities. As a Higher Education Alternative Provider, St Mellitus College has located its Prevent Duty under its ongoing Safeguarding responsibilities in a risk-aware approach to have due regard to our Prevent responsibilities.

Current students of the college can locate the college’s Safeguarding and Prevent Policy within our Moodle site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the designated Safeguarding and Prevent Officers listed below.


Safeguarding and prevent Contacts

  • The St Mellitus College Designated Officer for Safeguarding and Prevent is: Andrew Emerton
  • The St Mellitus College Deputy Designated Officer for Safeguarding and Prevent is: Rob Merchant
  • The Governing Body Safeguarding and Prevent Representative is John Ball