Advice and guidance

Staying Safe

At Mulberry UTC we want all our students to feel safe so that they are able to thrive and achieve their potential free from harm.

Click below and use the links on this page to read information about how students can keep themselves and others safe and who to turn to if they feel unsafe or have concerns about others.


The internet is a wonderful resource, but it is crucial that it’s used properly. Young people need guidance and support on how to use the internet safely. Mulberry UTC equips students with knowledge of e-safety through curriculum time. Assemblies are delivered to students focusing on e-safety and our staff are always available to support students and parents and carers with regards to e-safety education. We run e-safety coffee mornings for parents to come in and learn about how to support young people in using the internet safely.

As a parent or carer it’s vital that you have regular conversations with your son or daughter about what he or she is doing online. Ask them questions about what web sites they are visiting, do they know what to do if they come across something inappropriate on line, where would they go of help? Do they know how to report online abuse? Do they have appropriate privacy settings on all of the IT devices they are using (laptop, mobile phone, tablet)?

There are some very useful resources online that can support you and your child in using the internet safely. If you have any concerns and require support please contact us.

Childnet for parents and carers

Childnet Know IT All for parents and carers

Facebook Family Safety Centre: Provides useful information and tips for parents and carers, teenagers and educators. These pages do not require a Facebook account in order to view them.

Julia Kibela-Purnell ( is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Mulberry UTC.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Should you hear or see something that gives you cause for concern regarding the safety of a student, please report this immediately to one of safeguarding officers.

Safety from radicalisation and extremism

This advice leaflet from Tower Hamlets provides useful information about keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism and how parents can support their young people.

If you have any concerns that your child is being influenced by others please get help – talk to someone you can trust, perhaps your imam and extended family members.

If you feel there is a risk of your child leaving the country, consider what precautions you could take to prevent travel.

Anyone with concerns for the safety or well being of a young person should contact Children’s Social Care 24 hours a day on 020 7364 5006

If there is imminent threat of harm to others contact 999.

Useful Links

Report any online concerns to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Childline logo link

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