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We take our duty to protect young people and adults at risk very seriously, therefore we see Safeguarding as everyone’s responsibility.

We have a set of policies to safeguard students, who may be in need of protection, and to allow the College to meet its duties under the Children Act 1989, and Section 175 of the Education Act 2002. These are listed below. Our policies reflect Keeping children safe in education 2021 ( - PDF)

Staff are appropriately recruited and trained, and we will take immediate action should there be any serious welfare or safeguarding concerns. 

If you have any concerns

If you have any concerns over a child protection issue or welfare concern, please contact the College’s Welfare and Safeguarding team on 01473 924 828 or email We will handle all concerns in a sensitive manner.

Our designated safeguarding leads

Andrew Adamson

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

Andrew Adamson

Jackie Grimwood

Alternative Safeguarding Lead

Jackie Grimwood

Sue Calvino

Alternative Safeguarding Lead

Sue Calvino

Useful contacts

Call free on 0800 1111


Samaritans: (Suicide prevention charity)

Customer First (Social Care for out of hours safeguarding concerns)
0808 800 4005

111 - NHS Non-emergency advice line
101 – Police Non-emergency Line

Papyrus Hopeline UK (Suicide prevention charity for young people)
0800 068 4141
Emotional Wellbeing Hub
0345 600 2090 (Monday - Friday 8am-7.30pm)

The source (information and advice for young people in Suffolk)
Kooth (online counselling service)
Domestic abuse helpline
0808 2000 247

OK Rehab


View Safeguarding Policies Our Trustee Safeguarding Link is Julia Wakelam.

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Please find information on internet safety and how to keep children safe online:

Talking about suicide - a guide for college staff

THC Vaping - Parent/Guardian Resource