Safeguarding at RADA
RADA has a Safeguarding Policy to ensure a safe creative learning environment and to support and promote the promote the welfare of our community (students, staff, participants and visitors). Our Safeguarding Policy (download full policy here or executive summary here) outlines our policy and procedures for maintaining a safe working environment.
RADA’s Lead Safeguarding Officers are Tracy Keating (Head of Student Wellbeing), Neelam Khosla-Stevens (Registrar) and Jayesha Fernando (Deputy Registrar). They work with a Safeguarding Group and with colleagues across RADA. If any staff member has any concerns about a student, they can contact our safeguarding officers. A form is available on the internal SharePoint. In cases of emergency, or if you cannot access SharePoint, you can use the form below to raise a concern about a student. It will be sent to the safeguarding officers. It's important that you provide us with your name so we can follow up the concern.
Types of concern you might wish to raise include:
- Abuse (abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, domestic, financial, exploitative or neglect/abandonment
- Harassment or stalking behaviour
- Behaviours which cause harm to themselves or to others
- Suicidal thoughts, self-harm or deteriorating mental health
- Extremism or radicalisation in the RADA community or on campus.
Form submissions will be monitored during usual working hours and urgent concerns will be handled as a priority. We will also respond to everyone who has submitted a form, usually within 48 hours.
Student of concern form
You can use the form below to submit your concern. After the submission you will receive a confirmation email. The fields marked with the star (*) are mandatory.
Concerns discussed are confidential, and we are happy to discuss any safeguarding issue or cause for concern in confidence with any student or member of staff. We may however be required to share information in circumstances where we believe that a student poses an immediate threat to themselves or others, or where specific illegal activities (terrorism, money laundering) are involved.
Contact with parents
RADA, like all other universities and higher education institutions in the UK, normally communicates only with the student in regard to their studies, health, assessment and grades.
In some circumstances, when we have serious concerns about a student’s health and/or wellbeing, we may contact their next of kin. This is always done with the student’s best interest in mind and to engage the student’s personal support networks. We rely on our students to provide their chosen next of kin at the point of registering with RADA and to keep that information up to date and relevant.
If you are a parent with a serious concern about a RADA student, you can use the Student of Concern form above.