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We are firmly committed to safeguarding young people across all the activities that National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) supports. We believe that no young person or vulnerable adult should ever experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all young people and vulnerable adults, and to keep them safe. 

Online events can bring particular safeguarding risks. In addition to our usual safeguarding guidelines, our facilitators adhere to the following rules when running student events online: 

  • All communication between facilitators and participants must be kept in open chat forums. 
  • All facilitators are teachers with valid DBS checks for their institution. 
  • Social media must not be used to engage with participants in online sessions. 
  • Facilitators must not share personal details with learners over any communication platform. 
  • All our event hosts are encouraged to have at least two adults present in each virtual environment: one to present and one to facilitate questions. Any breakout groups will be supervised by the hosts. 

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) provides safeguarding guidance and support through STEM Learning.

If you need to raise a safeguarding concern related to one of our events, please contact [email protected] or telephone 01904 328300, providing full details as below: 

  • Your name and organisation or school 
  • Date and time of incident 
  • Address and location of incident 
  • Details of the incident 
  • Whether or not the incident has been reported to external organisations or agencies 

For general National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) event queries or questions about our safeguarding policies, please contact [email protected]