Safeguarding is about doing everything possible to ensure that all of our students and staff are kept safe and protected from harm.
The government provides statutory guidance to colleges on what they need to do to achieve this. The Sheffield College adheres to all guidance and we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make sure all of our campuses are a safe, happy and thriving environment for all.
The term safeguarding can apply to a wide variety of potentially harmful situations or incidents, including themes such as physical abuse, mental health disorders, radicalisation and substance misuse. You can find a full list of safeguarding terminology and their definitions by clicking here.
The Sheffield College is committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. The governors and staff recognise that a safe and trustworthy environment combined with clear lines of communication and decisive action ensures the best outcomes for all students. The Sheffield College expects all staff, volunteers and partners to endorse and practice this commitment at all times.
If you study with us, or if you are the parent/carer of a student at The Sheffield College you can contact a member of the Safeguarding Team on:
T: 0114 260 2600
If you have any concerns when the college is closed you should contact The Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 273 4855.
Alternatively, if you feel that a child or any other student is at immediate risk and in need of protection you should contact the police (999 for emergencies and 101 for non-emergencies).
The Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) website provides important safeguarding information for the public, children/young people, parents/carers, school staff and other professionals.
In addition, you can also anonymously contact the NSPCC via text on 88858 and they will send an automated confirmation response, followed by a specific response from a Helpline practitioner within three hours.
If you are experiencing online bullying, or if something else is worrying you, please speak to an adult you trust. You can also speak to Childline at any time by calling 0800 1111.
The Sheffield College aims to ensure all students are safeguarded by: