Safeguarding and Welfare
Our Student and Welfare Team are dedicated, qualified professionals who are here to help you with all manner of advice and guidance, safeguarding and welfare. You can drop-in any time to the Safeguarding and Welfare Zone or arrange an appointment with one of the team.

We are committed to creating a safe environment for all students. Our Safeguarding and Welfare Team will support you to overcome personal issues and build resilience skills to be successful both at the college and in the future.

Safety and Engagement Officers
Our Safety and Engagement Officers are here to help assist you with both personal and social issues. You will find them in public areas throughout the day where they will help to ensure you feel happy and safe in the college. They will offer information and advice to give you the confidence to make informed choices and fully participate in College activities.

Health and Wellbeing
Our Health and Wellbeing Officer will work with you to promote positive health and wellbeing. If you need information on the college counselling service, wellbeing zones, sexual health clinic, contemplation room, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, mentors, healthy eating forums or our extracurricular programme, we are here to help.

College Nurse
We have a College Nurse who offers drop-in services where students can receive advice on a number of different health and wellbeing issues including:
General health concerns
Sexual health
Smoking cessation
Eating disorders
Bereavement
Anxiety, depression and stress
Emotional health

Young People in Care/Care Leaver/Young Carer
If you are a young person in care, a care leaver or a young carer, we are committed to meeting your needs in a sensitive and confidential way that is right for you. Some of the support you may be able to access can include:
Financial assistance up to £1,200*
Emotional/personal support
Academic support

Counselling
If you want to talk in confidence about any worries you have, our approachable counsellors are available to speak to privately, to help you manage and overcome your problems. Our counsellors are professionally trained and widely experienced, and will provide you with a safe and secure place for you to discuss any worries such as anxiety, feeling down or depressed, stress, family and relationship problems, or any other concerns that may be affecting your progress. This service is strictly confidential.

More information is available in our Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

If you wish to contact the Safeguarding team during college opening hours, email staysafe@nelson.ac.uk or ring or text 07392195338.