What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. We provide this through:

  • Promotion of your health and development
  • Ensuring your safety and care
  • Ensuring you are offered the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment

Our Commitment

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We embrace a ‘whole college approach’ to safeguarding, ensuring that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice. We will take all allegations and suspicions of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly. We will also make information available on Safeguarding and Wellbeing to learners, families and other college stakeholder.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Julie Bennett

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sharon Preston-High

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rachael Franklin

Safeguarding Manager

Contact Our Safeguarding Team

Reports should be made by using the Safeguarding Referral form. The designated Safeguarding Team will then assess the risks to students and refer to the Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH) or CHANNEL (a multi-agency body linked to the police) who will respond where required.

Extremism and radicalisation and safeguarding are covered as part of the College’s tutorial programme, with the aim of educating young people to the risks, so they are aware of how to keep themselves safe.

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Emergency Help & Support

If you need immediate help or support you should contact the emergency services or suggested services listed below:

  • Police – 999
  • NHS – 111
  • Domestic Abuse line – 0808 2000 247
  • NSPCC – 01733 207620
  • – Offer online support for people with Mental Health concerns
  • Samaritans – 0330 094 5717
  • Womens Aid 24hr – 08454 103 123

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