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Safeguarding and Prevent

Kaplan’s Safeguarding Team

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact us via during working hours. It is a confidential email account.

You can also speak to your Talent Coach or Tutor about any concerns you may have.

Kaplan's Designated Safeguarding Officer

Michael Kemp
T: 07951 483399

Our commitment to Safeguarding

Kaplan is committed to providing an environment where our students are respected, feel safe and are kept free from harm.

We believe that everyone has an equal right to protection from abuse, regardless of their age, race, religion, ability, gender, language, background or sexual identity. We will take every reasonable step to ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure so that they can learn and thrive.

All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately as per our policy and internal procedures.

Policies designed to help and protect our students

  • Student code of conduct
  • Disciplinary process (which will be referred to and followed for complaints made about students. Any complaints about members of staff will be referred to the Employee Disciplinary Policy.)

These policies clearly outline:

  • Definitions of sexual violence and harassment along with examples of inappropriate behaviour
  • How we aim to prevent, respond and support victims of sexual violence and harassment
  • Ways in which students can report abuse and how Kaplan will support, protect and signpost to specialist support where appropriate?
  • The support available to students who have experienced any instances of sexual abuse, violence or harassment

Further support

Emergencies and out of hours contacts

  • In the event of an emergency, including a threat to life, always call the emergency services on 999
  • For non-emergency calls you can contact the Police on 101 or for medical concerns the NHS on 111.
  • Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321 – for concerns about possible terrorist activity

There are a number of very good charities who have out of hours support: NSPCC for concerns about young people 0808 800 5000, Samaritans 116123, Text ‘SHOUT’ 85258.

We can also signpost you to several helpful organisations - we have collated contact details (591KB PDF)  of organisations such as Anxiety UK, Mind, CALM, and Young Minds.


The internet provides us with great opportunities for learning, our work and our social lives. However, there are also many associated risks such as ‘fake news’ and extremism. It is easy to feel safe on the internet but extremists and others with criminal intentions take advantage of this.

Useful links