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Safeguarding, Prevent and Wellbeing

University Centre Quayside (UCQ) fully recognise their responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, including the responsibilities their Academic Council, staff and volunteers have in regard to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from harassment and/or abuse; and to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

UCQ do not tolerate sexual misconduct, violence or abuse and are committed to providing a healthy learning environment in which all members of the UCQ community feel safe and are respected.

UCQ are committed to preventing and eliminating all forms of sexual misconduct recognising the significant negative effects that experiencing sexual misconduct can have upon individuals and will support them, as well as supporting those members of the UCQ community (peers, tutors, other staff etc.) to whom such experiences are disclosed.

UCQ are committed to providing a supportive and confidential environment where individuals feel confident and empowered to disclose, will be listened to and understand the options available to them.

Our Sexual Misconduct Policy, SA-018 (available in policies) is underpinned by the Office for Students (OFS) statement for addressing harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students in higher education and Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework paragraph 275-279 regarding sexual harassment and violence and online sexual abuse.

The following resources have been selected to further develop your knowledge and awareness of this area.  If you feel there are other resources that should be included please do not hesitate to contact us.

This Safeguarding, Prevent and Wellbeing section of the website provides you with easy access to:


Reading and Resources

Support Links


If you have a safeguarding, Prevent or wellbeing concern or wish to make a referral, contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads – see below or Section 8.2 of our Safeguarding Policy (SA-002). 

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Kelly Pattison – 07308 231 263 – 0191 275 5015 – kelly.pattison@ucq.ac.uk

Designated Safeguarding Lead (Stockton) – Ben Devine 07366 564 165 – ben.devine@ucq.ac.uk 

Strategic Safeguarding Lead – Michelle Elliott – 07759 561 342 – 0191 275 5015 – michelle.elliott@ucq.ac.uk