UCL Human Resources


Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy and Procedure (Staff and Students)

Policy on the standards of behaviour when working with vulnerable groups


UCL is committed to safeguarding the safety and well being of vulnerable groups involved in UCL activities. 

This policy provides guidance to all UCL staff and students on the expected standards of behaviour when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Contents include

  • Introduction and Principles    
  • Scope    
  • Out of Scope    
  • Definitions    
  • Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities    
  • Staff Responsibilities and Conduct    
  • Training and Support    
  • Safeguarding Students Under 18 – Preventative Action    
  • Safeguarding Adult Students at Risk – Preventative Action
  • Safeguarding Young Workers and Adult Staff at Risk – Preventative  Action    
  • Recognising Concerns in a student or a member of staff    
  • Responding to someone who raises a concern    
  • Safeguarding allegations   
  • Historic /Non-Recent Allegations of Abuse    
  • Recording and Reporting Concerns – Student under 18 or adult student at risk    
  • Recording and Reporting Concerns – Young Workers or Adult staff at risk    
  • Managing Safeguarding Allegations against members of staff    
  • Prevent   
  • Working with other organisations    
  • Record Keeping    
  • Confidentiality and Information Sharing    
  • Legislation and Guidance

Who should read this policy

  • All staff
  • Students



Last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2023