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Welfare and Safeguarding

Hartlepool College is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We operate a safe recruiting and selection policy and procedure and have in place a child safeguarding policy, which can be viewed upon request.

The aims of these policies and procedures are to provide a safe environment for all students which is conducive to learning and to identify students who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action if required to keep them safe both in college and at home. We also contribute to effective partnerships with external agencies across the region and work closely with all support services.

We support with:

  • Bullying (including cyber-bullying)
  • Discrimination
  • Physical abuse/Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Drugs and Alcohol (Substance Misuse)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect at home 
  • Homelessness/housing issues
  • Financial worries

Contacts:

Any questions or concerns should, in the first instance, be addressed to your tutor or WARM (Welfare and Retention Mentor).

Deborah Caygill is the designated lead safeguarding officer responsible for dealing with safeguarding issues. 
Ronnie Bage is the dedicated welfare officer, supporting Deborah and liaising with other agencies, tutors and WARM staff where necessary.

All safeguarding and welfare queries or concerns can be directed to 01429404135 or 07931360836

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