Be Safe @ Adult Education Wolverhampton
Be Safe @ AEW
Be Safe @ Adult Education Wolverhampton

The safety of our staff, students and visitors is our first priority. We all have a part to play in keeping ourselves and others safe and free from harm.
We have staff to support you and help make your place of learning safe. See contact details below.

Who to contact in the first instance

You can also send a direct email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What to do if you are concerned about someone you know

  • listen calmly and carefully to them
  • reassure them by saying they have done the right thing talking about it
  • support them to tell a staff member. See the “who to contact” section above
  • if they don’t want to speak to a staff member, but you are worried about their safety, you MUST tell someone you are concerned. All staff will do their best to ensure everyone is safe and not at risk of harm

We can only help if we know there is a problem!


We take the safeguarding of our students seriously. We are committed to ensuring we have the right procedures in place to promote a safe and welcoming environment so that:

  • students can thrive and achieve
  • staff, volunteers and visitors can feel secure
  • everyone is assured that their welfare is a high priority

Safeguarding Concerns - Out of Office Hours Contacts

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact one of the below:

  • to report any concerns about an adult please contact: Wolverhampton Adult Safeguarding Adult Assessment Team - 01902 551199
  • to report any concerns about a child's safety or wellbeing please contact: Child Safety - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH Telephone 01902 555392 Outside office hours for emergencies call 01902 552999
  • in an emergency or if you at risk of harm - call 999
  • to report a non-urgent crime - call 101

Agencies that may be able to help or support

Health and Safety

Help us to ensure we have a safe, healthy and secure environment by being aware of our processes for: 

  • evacuating the building
  • reporting accidents, incidents and hazards
  • not smoking or vaping in our buildings
  • using IT responsibly
  • lockdown procedures

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any health and safety concerns.

Keeping Safe Online

  • Keep private
    Avoid sharing personal information
  • Stay protected
    Use strong passwords
  • Share safely
    Online posts are there forever… even if deleted
  • Be secure
    Protect against intruders
  • Be alert
    If unfamiliar don’t open it!
  • Be Respectful
    Cyberbullying is illegal. Don’t respond, block and report it

We aim to safeguard against abuse

Abuse is the violation of an individual’s human rights by another person or persons.

Examples of types of abuse:

  • Physical
    Hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking and misusing medication
  • Sexual
    Rape, sexual assault or forcing someone to look at pornographic images
  • Emotional
    Threats of harm, humiliation, intimidation, harassment, bullying or verbal abuse
  • Financial
    Theft, fraud or misusing someone’s possessions
  • Discrimination
    Racist or sexist abuse that is based on a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or age. It also includes other forms of harassment like slurs and Hate Crime
  • Modern day slavery and human trafficking
    People deceived, coerced or forced into something which leads to exploitation


We have a duty to PREVENT people from being drawn into extremism or terrorism.

We aim to protect people against messages of violent extremism from different groups who seek to undermine fundamental British Values.

  • Extremism is doing something extreme against British Values e.g. participating in violence or terrorism
  • Radicalisation is recruiting or being recruited into an organisation which plans to commit extremism

British Values

We all have a responsibility to support and demonstrate British Values.

These are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

If you think you, or someone else, has been hurt, abused or is at risk of radicalisation, please report this as soon as possible.

Policy and Procedure
Safeguarding | PDF | Download
Student, Staff and Visitor Identification and Access Policy | PDFDownload

External Support Organisations

The Samaritans 116 123
Victim Support 08 08 16 89 111
Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321
Police 101 (or 999 if an emergency)