What is paramount for the College is as a student if you feel unsafe you are able to report these concerns at the earliest opportunity to the College.

If you are in the College you can report these concerns to either your tutor or one of the College's Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), each of whom has the responsibility to act as a source of support, and have expertise within the College to support you to address these concerns.

There may be issues you wish to report to external agencies (e.g. Police) so to aid you in deciding who to report concerns to you may wish to click on the link - this link has the added advantage of providing access to a range of external helplines, which supplements the support available by the College.

Please note that Safeguarding and/or Prevent concerns do not need to relate to College work/activities.

The College recognise that it needs to refine reporting option to those students who are not located on the College main site or are on work placement. Hence, if you have any concerns simply click on 'report a safeguarding concern' button below and then complete the form. You can then submit this form to the College for consideration by a DSL.
How you report such a concern is entirely up to you, you can contact a DSL, talk to your Tutor or use the link below - what is important is that you report any concerns so we can support you.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)

The College has three Designated Safeguarding Leads each of whom has the responsibility to act as a source of support, and have expertise within the College when deciding whether to make a referral and/or liaise with relevant agencies as well as supporting and directing staff. Further details of the role of the DSL and their contact details can be found below.

Kay Wilson

Location: Main Building, Blue Section B 0.17
Availability: Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Notes: Safeguarding Support Officer (Primary Contact)
Kay is the Safeguarding Support Officer, and is therefore normally available throughout the working day. Consequently, Kay is the first suggested point of contact should you have any concerns at all involving Safeguarding and PREVENT.

Emma Crosskey

Location: Main Building, Blue Section B 0.08
Availability: Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Notes: Deputy Manager, ASC
Emma is the Deputy Manager of ASC but also has an important Safeguarding role. Emma represents the College on the Local Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards and is also the College's Single Point of Contact (SPoC) for PREVENT, refer to SPoC Role. As a Designated Safeguarding Lead, if Kay is unavailable, please contact Emma should you have any concerns at all involving Safeguarding and PREVENT.

Karl Fairley

Location: Main Building, Green Section G 3.04
Availability: Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 Friday 08:30 to 16:30
Notes: Director of Human Resources (member Senior Executive Group)
Karl is the Director of Human Resources and has executive oversight of Safeguarding and PREVENT in the College. Karl is the Chair of the Safeguarding/PREVENT Steering Group (refer to Policies and meetings). If either Kay, Christine or Bev (see other Safeguarding contacts) are unavailable, please contact Karl should you have any concerns at all involving Safeguarding and/or PREVENT.

Andy Stephenson

Location: Main Building, Green Section G 3.07
Availability: Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 Friday 08:30 to 16:30
Notes: Vice Principal
Andy is the a Vice Principal and has executive oversight of Safeguarding and PREVENT in the College. If either Kay, Christine or Bev (see other Safeguarding contacts) are unavailable, please contact Andy should you have any concerns at all involving Safeguarding and/or PREVENT.

Safeguarding Reporting Process Key Contacts External to the College
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Bridge House Mission (min age 21)
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CAMHS Crisis Team
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Changing Lives Crisis Accomodation
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Child Advocacy Centre
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Childline
County Durham Family Information Service Logo
County Durham Family Information Service
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DCC Housing Solutions (out of hours)
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First Contact
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The Forced Marriage Unit
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The Halo Project
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National Domestic Violence Helpline
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NHS - Local Care Direct
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Papyrus
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Police
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Samaritans
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Sexual Assault Referral Centre
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Shelter Free Housing
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Social Care Direct
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Sunderland Substance Misuse Service