Further Education

For Further & Higher Education

Information and learning technology use and protection

eSafe delivers a unique safeguarding service to eliminate the operational burden and increasing legal risk for Further and Higher Education establishments involved in monitoring behaviour of students and staff.

Effective safeguarding strategy requires accurate early warning of behaviour and eSafe combines innovative technology with the expert eye of our specialist forensic examiners to provide colleges with timely visibility of safeguarding risk. Developing trends can be addressed quickly, and procedures refined to prevent new threats becoming embedded

The unique approach of the eSafe service allows students and staff to exploit the benefits of on-line and off-line technology in a safe environment, while promoting the skills necessary for responsible and safe behaviour.

Multicultural safeguarding

The multicultural nature of the UK is reflected at all levels of education and as more students from differing backgrounds enter colleges and universities the need to identify safeguarding risk and inappropriate behaviour at ethnic and cultural level is increased.

Technology offers people a vehicle to both promote and conduct inappropriate or illegal behaviour in any language which may be more convenient, perceived to be more secure, and when translated may be meaningless in English.

eSafe monitors for behaviour markers in core languages, including script or character based languages, and importantly uses culturally specific markers and multilingual reviewers to detect activity and material that may represent serious safeguarding risk. To combat serious threats posed by radicalisation, organised gangs, bullying, illegal activity, abuse or self harm, etc it is essential to be well informed. eSafe ensures visibility of such behaviour, irrespective of the core language and cultural terms used.

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The college has found eSafe System to be a major improvement on the previous application that was used for this purpose which relied on a member of staff checking it on a regular basis. The number of “false positives” have been dramatically reduced and the college is now able to provide assistance to those students who may require it in a more timely manner.

Director of IT, Havering 6th Form College

Testimonials

Havering College

Lorri Garnell - Safeguarding, Prevent & Operations Officer

I have found eSafe very efficient when identifying students who may be feeling vulnerable but have not voiced it to any staff members. eSafe alerts the college to students revealing early warning signs of depression, anxiety, suicide risk etc. We can quickly follow up to determine if they need support within the college or wish to be referred to an external support service.

Havering 6th Form College

Director - Director of IT

What has been useful about e-Safe is not just the major incidents which have been picked up, e.g. suicidality, physical abuse etc but also the lower level material especially around mental health. We have been alerted to students doing searches around depression out of concern for their own mental health. This enabled us to intervene and present them with various options in terms of obtaining appropriate help

Blackburn College

Andrew Pickles - Head of Students Services

The College uses e-Safe to inform the personal development, behaviour and welfare agenda, and promote pro-active and positive messages about personal safety, well-being and pastoral support. It helps me to identify themes that have become part of the group tutorial offer and influence our ‘early help’ and prevention provision. An example is the positive ‘in-reach’ activities that are provided by external agencies as a result of the feedback from e-Safe alerts relating to such as obsessive behaviours and impact on lifestyle, anonymous sexualised behaviours, inappropriate use of social media, abusive comment, body image, financial support, criminal activity, stress and anxiety.