Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support ideologies associated with terror groups. This is sometimes referred to as our Prevent Duty.

In line with the Safeguarding Policy, Goldsmiths is committed to everyone on campus, with a view to providing a safe environment for students and staff. This includes being committed to ensuring that students, young people and adults at risk of harm and exploitation during their time at Goldsmiths are safeguarded from such ideologies.

If you have concerns over someone's shift in behaviour or a change in the way they are speaking, particularly around issues involving terrorist groups or organisations, you should make a written report on Report and Support, using the Safeguarding function. All relevant information about the student/staff in question and what has taken place, including any details about your concerns should be included in this report.

The Designated Safeguarding Officer will look at this report and decide what to do next and they may refer this to the Local Authority for further triaging.

If you have imminent concerns for the safety of an individual or the student body, you should contact Goldsmiths Security and/or the Police on 999 and then inform the College using the Safeguarding function on this reporting tool.

Security, the Police and/or Student Support Services (or POD in the case of staff cases), will decide upon the most appropriate immediate action in the context of a risk assessment.

The key message is that you should not keep this information to yourself and you should need to feel like you need to hold this information or act directly on addressing the concern either.

You may, however, be in a position where a conversation with the person concerned is necessary. If you find yourself in this situation, you should ensure another colleague accompanies you to take notes. These notes should be included in a report submission on this tool.

For further guidance, please see the Supporting Staff to Support Students pages on Goldmine or attend the training sessions advertised through POD Training and Development.

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