Children and Young Persons, including Safeguarding and Work Experience

Safeguarding

University policy sets out the approach to safeguarding children and young people within the University and establishes a number of subsidiary codes of practice, guidance and procedures relating to University activities or areas of perceived risk

Safeguarding of Children and Young People within the University (PDF 84KB)
(Note: This is a University's Legal Office policy.)

Health and safety at work

Health and safety legislation imposes additional requirements for the protection of employees who are under 18 years of age.

Health and safety requirements for those under 18 years of age (PDF 19KB)

Work experience

The University takes many young persons on work experience every year.  Whilst they are on placement the University is obliged to make arrangements to ensure their health, safety and welfare just as it has for its staff and students.

Guidance is issued to assist University staff who arrange work experience placements and who are responsible for supervising young persons when they are on placement.

Work Experience Placement for Young persons -University guidance (PDF 105KB) 

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