The University of Sheffield safeguarding responsibilities relate to:

  • Current students
  • Prospective students engaged in TUoS activities
  • Vulnerable adults registered as or prospective students (as above)
  • Children and vulnerable adults engaged in TUoS activities
  • Children resident in University accommodation
  • Staff in the course of their duties
  • External organisations/individuals where we engage (in branded activities)

The University of Sheffield Safeguarding Policy:

  • Reflects the current legislative context and takes account of relevant guidance and good practice relating to the education sector
  • Provides protection for children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with TUoS
  • Provides staff, students and volunteers with guidance on procedures that must be adopted: (a) to ensure safeguarding in relation to children and vulnerable adults, (b) in the event that they suspect a child or vulnerable adult may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm

A child is a person under the age of 18.
A vulnerable adult is a person aged 18 years or over who 'is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and is or may be unable to take care of or unable to protect him/herself against significant harm or exploitation'.
A student at risk of harm is one who is at risk of harm or exploitation relating to their physical, mental, psychological wellbeing or potential for being drawn into criminality/terrorism.