We are committed to safeguarding all young people and vulnerable adults. We believe that every staff member, governor and visitor has a responsibility to safeguard our students.
All college staff members and governors receive safeguarding training. Staff members are trained to look out for signs of abuse or neglect, and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Access to the college site is closely monitored. All adults who come into contact with students, including visiting professionals, are appropriately checked. Students are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. The college actively works to ensure students understand risks and know how to make safe choices.
We follow safeguarding procedures that have been laid down by the Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSBC), and the College has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this.
There may inevitably be occasions where our concern about a young person means that we have to consult other agencies. While we always aim to work in partnership with parents and carers, there may be times when we have to act immediately, should concern for a young person become critical.
If you're struggling with your mental health, all students at Ada have access to Kooth: a free, anonymous, online support system. Use your Ada email to register here.