We believe that safeguarding students, staff and visitors is our paramount concern and therefore safeguarding issues take priority in relation to any other policies and/or procedures.
We ensure the safety, effective protection and prevention of maltreatment or impairment of health and development of children and young people, in line with College policy, local policies and procedures and Government Legislation.
Under the Prevent Duty, we also ensure the College responds effectively to the ideological challenge of terrorism and extremism, and the risks of radicalisation.
Safeguarding can include a range of potential issues, such as:
- bullying, including cyber bullying, (by text, on social media etc.) and prejudice based bullying
- racist, disability and homophobic or transphobic abuse
- radicalisation and extremist behaviour
- child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation (i.e. county lines)
- substance misuse
- risk management and safety of others in relation to admissions and on course students
- issues that may be specific within Doncaster
- particular issues in relation to domestic violence, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation and forced marriage
- Children and Young People who are missing from home and/or education.
Another aspect of our safeguarding is the PREVENT duty, which we must pay due regard to (UK Government). This involves us preventing people from being drawn into terrorism, supporting terrorism or being drawn into non-violent extremism.
We have a duty to ensure that those identified with vulnerabilities are given support and advice.
The Government defines extremism and extremist behaviour as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, which include:
- Individual liberty;
- Rule of law;
- Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and belief.
Designated Prevent Officers
- Rachel Maguire (Chief People Officer)
- Sally Senior (Director of Safeguarding and Inclusion)
- Sally MacDonald (Head of Support for Provision and Support for SLDD, 14-16 and LAC (DC)
Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
eSafety Policy Addendum for Covid-19
What we do to safeguard students
Report a concern
To report a concern, you can:
- speak to your tutor who will know how to contact the Safeguarding team and will explain this to you
- speak to your Pastoral Coach who will be able to support you in reporting your concern
- visit Reception and ask to speak to someone from the Safeguarding team
- you can email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01302 553741
- use the form on this page
Our service is confidential and information will not be shared other than if we need to, to protect you or someone else.
Out of Hours Support
The Safeguarding Team is on hand to support any concerns or questions you may have. We are available Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30. Outside these hours and for weekend support here are some services that you may find useful.
|Emergency Ambulance, Police and Fire||999|
|NHS – 24hr non-emergency advice||111|
|South Yorkshire Police, non-emergency||101|
|Samaritans 24/7 confidential chat service||116 123 Email:email@example.com|
|Childline – under 18yrs||0800 11 11|
|The Mix – Helpline 3pm to midnight 7 days –
under 25 yrslesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and beyond.
|Shout – for anyone feeling stressed, anxious and more. 24/7||Text 85258|
|Shelterline – Webchat 9-5 weekdays. Urgent help 365 days
For those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
|0808 800 4444|
|Doncaster ReThink Mental Illness Helpline24hr for those 16+||0808 801 0442|
|Doncaster Talking Shop
Based at the Flying Scotsman Centre – Talking therapies for 18+
|Doncaster Women’s Aid, Phoenix –
Women, Men and Child victims of Domestic Abuse.
|Doncaster Victim Support||01302 365531|
|Doncaster Sexual Health Service (TriHealth)
19yrs + sexual health services
Young people under 19
Supporting with; drugs/alcohol/sexual health/contraception/smoking
|ONGO Homeless Support Service –
18+ single people, couples and families.
|01302 361777 Online form – https://www.ongo.co.uk/homeless|
|Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Service:
Young people under 18yrs, adults and affected family members.
|Doncaster Alcohol Service – Project 6
Over 18yrs support
|ASPIRE Single Point of Access (SPOA)
Over 18yrs Mon-Fri 9-5
|Citizens Advice Bureau||0344 4111 444|
|Crisis Resolution Adult Mental Health RDaSH||01302 798400|
|Step Change Debt Charity –
Mon – Fri 8-8 Sat 8-4
|0800 138 1111|
|Saneline – Mental Health Textcare – Over 18yrs
Open 16:30-22:30 daily
|0300 304 7000|
|BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders)
Over 18yrs Helpline
|0808 801 0677|
|BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders)
Young People under 18 helpline
|0808 801 0711|
|Community Eating Disorder Service – Referral through CAMHS
Children and young people up to 19yrs.
Aim to see; Emergency cases within 24 hours, Urgent cases within 7 days and routine cases within 4 weeks