Melton College, Welfare Regulations 2021
Care of Juniors. Melton College is committed to the following:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- All children, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity should be able to participate in tuition and social activities in a safe environment
- Taking all reasonable steps to protect children from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings
- All suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
- All staff will be recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility, and will be provided with guidance and/or training in good practice and child protection procedures
- Working in partnership with parents and children is essential for the protection of children
In the UK any person under the age of 18 is a child and, legally has to be treated as a child. To provide excellent care for juniors we need to distinguish what has to be done for legal reasons with what we need to do to provide excellent care.
The Law of the UK comes first and must be followed. Some laws will be very different to the laws in other counties. For example, in the UK:
- Students do not have to carry an ID card at all times. This means it is best to leave your passport at your accommodation. Losing a passport causes a lot of problems!
- It is illegal for under 18’s to purchase alcohol and cigarettes. It is also illegal to buy alcohol for those under 18
- There are very strict rules about all knives. This is easy, don’t carry a knife, even a penknife!
Some laws will affect you indirectly. The most obvious is that, in the UK, we drive on the left. So:
- Look right first
- If available (even if you have to walk to reach one) use pedestrian crossings
- Do not cross Holgate Rd. This is the road outside Melton College. There are pedestrian crossings close to the college in both directions
- If you are under 18, you must sign the Register at the end of your last lesson every day
- If you are under 16 and going into the City or staying in the City after an activity, you must be with another student
- If you are under 18, you must have College permission to leave York at any time during your stay
- If you are under 18, you must attend all lessons and other compulsory activities
If you are under 18 you must be at home before the time given:
|If you are 17||2230|
|If you are 16||2200|
|If you are 15||2130*|
|If you are 14||2100*|
|If you are 13||2030*|
|If you are 12||2000*|
|if you are 11||1930*|
*You must return home for your evening meal unless you are on a College activity.
It is compulsory for students under the age of 18 to go on the organised excursions.
Any action which makes a student unhappy, uncomfortable, or embarrassed is wrong and potentially a form of bullying, abuse or inappropriate conduct.
If anyone makes you unhappy, uncomfortable or embarrassed, or you are worried about another student, speak to the Principal, Head of Student Services or College Manager. We will always help!