Safer Learning at Friends Centre

Your Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to feel safe and supported where you learn. Other people should not hurt, bully or abuse you.

Your responsibilities are:

  • to be polite and friendly to staff and other learners
  • to respect other people’s rights and safety
  • to respect other people’s values and beliefs
  • not to hurt or abuse others
  • not to threaten to hurt or abuse others
  • Emily-Jane (EJ) Birtwell Centre Manager - Helen Osborne Principalnot to treat people badly because of their age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or choice of partner

If you are worried about any of this or have concerns about yourself or someone else, you can speak to your tutor or to Emily-Jane (EJ) Birtwell or Helen Osborne, who are responsible for Safeguarding and Prevent Duty at Friends Centre.

Emily-Jane (EJ) Birtwell

Centre Manager

Helen Osborne


EJ and Helen work at our Brighton Junction Office. Please telephone 01273 810210 or ask at Reception.

Our first priority is that ALL Friends Centre learners feel safe and happy.


Prevent Duty and violent extremism, radicalisation and terrorism

While extremism itself is not illegal, we encourage you to be aware of potential signs of it, because it can act as a pathway to terrorism, create or raise concerns in the classroom, and divide communities.

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