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.

Online Safety

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Julie Bennett

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Racheal Franklin

Safeguarding Manager

Tash Dalton

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Barry Spicer

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Collins

Scams Lead / City Centre Hub

Sarah Perkins

Brook Street Campus

Sarah Lewis

Industrial Hub

Georgia Holdsworth

Domestic Abuse Lead

Michaela Granger

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Carleen Osbourne

Domestic Abuse Lead

Alison Valentine

Employability Hub

Debbie Hembrow

Mental Capacity Act Lead / Kingfisher Centre

Helen Stimson

Hub Coordinator - Skills Development Hub

Rachel Bright

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

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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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