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Safeguarding - Ensuring the Safety of Children and Vulnerable/Protected Adults

The University recognises that it has a duty of care in creating a safe environment.

The Open University is open to all. This includes children and young people who are under 18 and vulnerable/protected adults and adults at risk. In line with current legislation and guidance in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the University recognises that it has a duty of care in creating a safe environment for the above groups for their studies or employment, and, by working with appropriate external agencies, is committed to ensure that they are safeguarded and protected from harm.

Note: If you have a safeguarding query or concern, please fill in this webform. Alternatively, send information to safeguarding-referrals@open.ac.uk. The Safeguarding Policy document version 1.2 contains a form in Appendix 1 to fill in and print out. This includes a postal address to the Milton Keynes campus. As there are no staff on campus to receive hardcopy mail, any referrals sent in via this channel will be missed until the site reopens.


Policy Document

For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.