Policy for Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination for Learners

The purpose of this policy is to eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination within the college community.

General Principles
Furness College is committed to providing a safe, friendly and supportive environment in which learners and staff can work and achieve their goals in a secure atmosphere and maximise their experience of college life. Bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. If it does occur, learners and staff are urged to voice their grievance in the secure knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Policy Details

Bullying can take many forms, for instance:

Emotional, (e.g. exclusion, torment, rumour initiation)
Physical, (e.g. punching, kicking, slapping)
Sexual, (e.g. unwanted physical contact, sexually abusive comments)
Verbal, (e.g. name-calling, sarcasm, teasing)
Racist, (e.g. racial taunts, graffiti, gestures)
Homophobic, (e.g. comments about sexuality, use of inappropriate sexual language)

If bullying, harassment or discrimination occurs in these or any other forms, then the college will deal with such incidents promptly and consistently.

The aim is to eliminate any genuine cases of bullying or harassment either to students or staff, and thereby make the college a safe environment for the whole of its community.

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