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Student Policies and Regulations

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.


Policy Document