“To inspire people and transform lives by offering first class learning opportunities for all.”
The College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all staff, students and visitors regardless of age; race; disability; religion or belief; gender; gender identity; sexual orientation; financial and employment status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that unlawful discrimination does not occur.
Effective procedures are in place to deal with complaints.
The College recognises that all areas of its activities will be involved. All staff, students and visitors are expected to behave in a manner, which is consistent with the College’s policy. The College expresses its commitment to the student body via its student charter.
Download a copy of Sutton College’s Equality Strategy and Action Plan or you can inspect it at any Sutton College office.
Sutton College’s completed Equality Impact Assessments are published and are available on request.
The College will treat all employees and students with respect and dignity and seeks to provide a positive working and learning environment free from racial discrimination, harassment or victimisation.
Sutton College recognises and respects its duty to ensure that policies and procedures are in place to safeguard vulnerable adults who access its learning or advisory provision.
A vulnerable adult is someone who is 18 years or older, “Who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness: and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation.” (Law Commission: 1995)
Although someone may not have declared a difficulty and or disability, Sutton College recognises that it is still possible for any person to be regarded as a vulnerable adult.
The aim of this Policy Statement is to affirm that all Sutton College employees and stake holders have awareness and understanding of vulnerability including vulnerability to be radicalised, what constitutes abuse, the procedures for reporting such incidents and the existence of the overarching guidelines which have been developed by the London Borough of Sutton.
The college has the following policies, approved by the Governors, which may affect students (pdf links open in a new window)
We will also comply with all other statutory obligations, including those within the:
Every effort is made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. However, Sutton College reserves the right to cancel, combine or re-schedule courses or to make changes to course details including cost, location, content and tutor.
Any changes will be amended on this website on a regular basis