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 adults at risk — 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 adults at risk. 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, supported people and other stakeholders.

Safeguarding News

Take a look at our monthly Safeguarding newsletters, which focus on different topics each month and provide a list of appropriate support services available both locally and Nationally.

April 2023

May 2023

August 2023

September 2023

Special Edition: Prevent

October 2023

November 2023

Online Safety

Here at City College Peterborough we encourage all learners, visitors and staff to follow the SMART rules, to help you stay safe online.

S - Stay safe online by not sharing your personal information. Don't give away things like your name, home address or password.
M - Do not meet anyone who you have only become friends with online. This can be dangerous as this person is still a stranger.
- Do not accept messages and friend requests from people to do not know.
R - Not everything online is reliable. People online are strangers and you can't trust everything they say.
- Tell a person you trust if anything happens online that you do not like.

Be careful what you share online! Stop and think before you share information online. Don't say or do anything that you wouldn't in the real world!

Reporting mechanisms for online safety issues:

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Julie Bennett

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Racheal Franklin

Safeguarding Manager, Prevent, Online Safety & Organisational Abuse Lead

Tash Dalton

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Senior Mental Health Lead

Barry Spicer

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Multi-agency Risk Management (MARMS)

Sarah Collins

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Scams Lead / City Centre Hub

Sarah Perkins

Designated Safeguarding Lead Brook Street Campus

Sarah Lewis

Designated Safeguarding Lead Industrial Hub

Georgia Holdsworth

Michaela Granger

Designated Safeguarding Lead & Child on Child

Allison Valentine

Designated Safeguarding Lead Employability Hub

Debbie Hembrow

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoLs)

Helen Stimson

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Domestic Abuse Leads

Rachel Bright

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Hub Coordinator - Kingfisher Centre

Contact Our Safeguarding Team

If you have a safeguarding concern about yourself or someone else, you can speak to a member of our safeguarding team by calling, emailing or completing our safeguarding form below. Our team will listen to your concerns and ensure you're provided with the right support.

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

01733 761361

Report a Safeguarding Issue Now

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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