College recognises its statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the health, welfare and wellbeing of students. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to contribute to creating a positive, safe and friendly environment by treating each other with respect and dignity. We promote a ‘stay safe’ culture through our staff recruitment training, policies, student inductions, tutorials, staying safe events, talks and posters.

In addition to making sure students know how to raise concerns if they do not feel safe, it is important that as part of safeguarding we educate students on how to protect themselves. We regularly educate staff and students with up to date information on different safeguarding risks and concerns.

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

Personal support is available through various college staff. In addition to the Safeguarding Team, we have a College Nurse onsite, a Safety Engagement Team and access to a Counselling service. Our qualified and dedicated staff work closely with a number of local agencies to offer a full package of support for any of our students who need it.

If there are concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any student, then appropriate action will be taken, which may involve external agencies including the Police or Social Care.

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