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Respect at LIBF

The LIBF community consists of staff, students, apprentices, contractors, and visitors and is a place of study and work where we provide an environment that respects the rights and safety of each individual. 


Our LIBF community is made up of staff, students, apprentices, contractors, and visitors and is a place of study and work where we provide an environment that respects the rights and safety of each individual, and where people treat each other with respect.

Safeguarding the well-being of all of the LIBF community is a priority for LIBF, in addition, we have specific duties to protect children and vulnerable adults. If you have a concern regarding the welfare or vulnerability of a member of the LIBF community, or about a visitor or contractor, you need to report this. When a concern has been raised, an assessment will be made to establish whether the case will be managed by the Safeguarding Officer, or if the information should be referred to other support services.

If you are experiencing any form of the following, please know that there is support available for you.

Harassment is unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic (an area covered by discrimination legislation) which has the purpose of effect of violating an individual’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them.

 Bullying is repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual’s right to dignity and respect and can include behaviour that is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting which has the effect of intimidating, belittling and humiliating the recipient.

Sexual violence is a general term to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or activity, including but not limited to rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

A hate crime is a criminal offence motivated by prejudice against a person’s disability, sexuality, race, religion, or gender identity.

Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property.

Safeguarding is a vital process that protects children and vulnerable adults from harm, abuse, and neglect.

If you have experienced or been a witness to any of the above, you can report the incident to a trusted member of staff, contact the key people below or use the appropriate online reporting form link below. 

For further help on using the Reporting form please read our guidance notes.  

If you or a colleague are in immediate danger, please call the Emergency Services on 999.

If you are a Student or Apprentice please contact:

If you are a member of Staff, a contractor(s), or a visitor please contact:

 A Safeguarding & Prevent Officer

 The HR team

 Hema Tank – htank@libf.ac.uk /020 7444 7102

 Angela Sutton or Anna Boyce   - HR@libf.ac.uk / 01227818677

 Karen Taylor – ktaylor@libf.ac.uk/ 020 7337 6290  
 Nadim Choudhury – nchoudhury@libf.ac.uk/ 020 7444 7106  
 Freddie McCann – fmccann@libf.ac.uk/020 7444 2827  
 Tom Wenham-Jones – twenham-jones@libf.ac.uk  

 You may also report an incident or safeguarding concern using the following reporting forms:

                          Text Box                                                             Text Box                                   

Below are the key policies and processes we have in place to provide a safe environment for all members of the LIBF community to study and work: 

Equality and Diversity policy

Safeguarding policy

PREVENT duty guidelines

IT Acceptable Usage policy

Staff Disciplinary policy

Student Disciplinary policy

Harassment & Sexual Misconduct policy

Anti-Semitism statement (IHRA)

Internal and External Agencies  

LIBF HE Student Counsellor: Lisa New lnew@libf.ac.uk

Police - 999 

Citizens Advice - citizensadvice.org.uk 

Rape Crisis - rapecrisis.org.uk 

Mind (the mental health charity) - 0300 1233393 

Samaritans - 116123 (24 hours) 

Stonewall – stonewall.org.uk 

Employee / Student 24/7 Assistance Line - Health Assured, healthassuredeap.co.uk (24 hours) 

Disability Rights UK – disabilityrightsuk.org 

What happens when you report an incident?