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!

Virgin Media O2 experts have created a cyber security safety test that aims to build awareness and educate users of all ages on how to better protect themselves from online threats.

Take the cybercrime test and learn about online crimes and how to stay safe when browsing.

Reporting mechanisms for online safety issues:

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Racheal Franklin

Safeguarding Manager, Prevent, Online Safety & Organisational Abuse Lead

Tash Dalton

Designated Safeguarding Lead & Senior Mental Health Lead

Barry Spicer

Designated Safeguarding Person & Multi-agency Risk Management (MARMS)

Sarah Collins

Designated Safeguarding Person, Scams Lead, City Centre Hub

Sarah Perkins

Designated Safeguarding Person, Brook Street Campus

Sarah Lewis

Designated Safeguarding Person, Industrial Hub

Georgia Holdsworth

Designated Safeguarding Person, John Mansfield Campus

Michaela Granger

Designated Safeguarding Person & Child on Child, John Mansfield Campus

Allison Valentine

Designated Safeguarding Person, Employability Hub

Debbie Hembrow

Designated Safeguarding Person, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoLs), Kingfisher Centre

Dominique Mallabar

Designated Safeguarding Person, John Mansfield Campus

Tracey Mcintosh

Designated Safeguarding Person, Brook Street Campus

Lynne Venters

Designated Safeguarding Person, Brook Street Campus

Nathalie Verbruggen

Designated Safeguarding Person, Brook Street Campus

Helen Stimson

Designated Safeguarding Person, Domestic Abuse Leads, Skills Development Hub

Rachel Bright

Designated Safeguarding Person, 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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