Child Protection and Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of all children and young people attending UCL widening participation activities is the responsibility of all UCL staff and students. Everyone working on these activities must follow our child protection and safeguarding policy.

Our child protection documents

UCL Widening Participation Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

UCL Widening Participation Child Protection Concern or Incident Reporting form

UCL Widening Participation Code of Conduct for UCL Student Staff

UCL Widening Participation Code of Conduct for UCL PhD presenters

Reporting a child protection concern

If you have a child protection concern in relation to a UCL widening participation activity you must report it. 

Please download the Concern or Incident Reporting form and complete it in as much detail as you can. Then send the report to the appropriate safeguarding contacts listed at the bottom of the form.

If you have a child protection concern related to another activity at UCL which is not a UCL widening participation activity, please refer to the UCL HR policy on Working with Vulnerable Groups, and use the referral form available in section 8.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a current applicant to UCL or a current student at UCL which is not related to a UCL widening participation activity, please refer to the Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding policy for Applicants and Current Students.

UCL Widening Participation safeguarding contacts

Any child protection concerns about UCL widening participation activities must be reported to a Widening Participation Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO). If the concern could involve a potential allegation against a UCL staff member or a UCL student, it must be reported to a UCL HR safeguarding contact, with a Widening Participation DSO also copied in.

UCL Widening Participation Designated Safeguarding Officer contacts

Katy Redfern - Head of Access - k.redfern@ucl.ac.uk - 0203 108 8266

Lucie March - Access Manager (Communications and Data) - l.march@ucl.ac.uk - 0203 108 8281

Caroline Fionda-Dedman - Access Manager (Professional Engagement) - c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk - 0203 108 8271 

UCL HR Safeguarding contacts

Claire Rowlinson - Principal HR Business Partner and Safeguarding Contact - c.rowlinson@ucl.ac.uk - 0203 108 8854

Bob Carey - Principal HR Business Partner and Deputy Safeguarding Contact- b.carey@ucl.ac.uk - 0203 108 8816

John Parr - Interim Director for HR - j.w.parr@ucl.ac.uk - 0203 108 8816

Other relevant UCL policies and links

UCL HR policy on Working with Vulnerable Groups

UCL HR policy on DBS checks and criminal convictions

UCL Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding policy for Applicants and Current Students

UCL Widening Participation Office all staff contact details

NSPCC

Camden Safeguarding Children Board