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‘Every Child Matters’ is a Government initiative aimed at every young person up to the age of 18. The College is committed to meeting the aims of this initiative, which are that you should:

Be healthy

We offer opportunities for you to find out about healthy lifestyles and provide free drinking water and healthy meal options in the student canteen.

  • A number of free drinking water machines around college
  • Meal options
  • Student Union provides opportunity for sports activities

Stay safe

We take the safety of all our students seriously and our Student Services and Facilities teams are in place to make sure that Ravensbourne is a safe and welcoming environment in which to work and learn. Both teams offer advice on personal safety.

  • H&S Induction for all students and staff
  • Student Services and teaching staff are DBS checked
  • We encourage our students to involve themselves in the Ravensbourne community

Child protection

Our Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults states that:

Ravensbourne regards the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as paramount and takes seriously its statutory duty and moral responsibility to ensure that, in all its activities and functions, robust measures exist to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and to protect them from harm or abuse. Ravensbourne is committed to meeting its duty to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults within its community or whom it comes into contact with through activities and events. Ravensbourne aims to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for staff, visitors, children and vulnerable adults. This is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. 

Safeguarding is a matter for everyone at Ravensbourne – staff and students alike – and we expect our community to behave responsibly to support, encourage and respect other members of our community to gain the best possible experience whilst working and studying.

Child & Vulnerable Adult Policy Procedure 2015

Enjoy and achieve

Your success is our top priority – and there are lots of opportunities to take part in our varied programme of extra-curricular activities on and off course.

  • Study trips – Home and EU
  • FE students are welcome to attend degree visiting lecturers
  • Student ambassadors
  • Volunteering - Reactiv8
  • External college opportunities - student competitions, work experience etc

Make a positive contribution

We want students to get involved at Ravensbourne, for example by being a student rep or by joining the student/staff liaison groups – students are encouraged at all times to let us know their views and engage fully in student life. We count on student views to help us continually improve!

Achieve economic well-being

We will give our students all the help possible to ensure they complete their course and progress successfully on to their next step. 

To us, every student matters!

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