Multi-faith reflective space

We have a room designated as a multi-faith reflective space, located on the ground floor of the Tavistock Centre. The multi-faith reflective room offers a quiet space for spiritual peace and calmness / for staff and students at the Trust. This guidance covers the fair use of the space and its associated activities.

Legislation

This guidance complements the college approach to the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010, the Terrorism Act 2000, and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill 2015 which places a statutory duty on all alternative providers of higher education to prevent individuals from being drawn to extremism.

Principles

  1. All users of the room must be sensitive to others accessing the facilities at all times; as the facilities are for all to share.
  2. The room is available for all staff and students and should be used fairly by all who want to access them.
  3. Any allegation of a student or member of staff disseminating or distributing offensive material within the room or on our Trust premises will be investigated using the relevant disciplinary policy.
  4. Posters, icons and leaflets are not permitted in this room or any other paces without permission from the Trust Estates. . Any material displayed will be removed.
  5. Candles are not to be used within the space due to the inherent risk of fire.
  6. No food or drinks are to be consumed within the room.
  7. Noise levels should be kept to a minimum and the room should not be used for group gatherings or talks including religious group discussions.
  8. The room could be used for quiet studies only if there is no religion-related activity going on.
  9. Users are asked to keep the room as tidy as possible when in use, to leave the room as they found it, to return any furniture to its original location, and make sure it is clean and tidy when they leave.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Regular checks of the room will be carried out by the cleaning staff. Posters or leaflets will be removed, unless prior permission has been obtained.

Any concerns in relation to radicalisation on Trust premises and the prayer rooms should be raised according to the college’s Prevent Policy and Procedures.

Related information.
This guidance should be read in conjunction with the: