What is Safeguarding

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and a Procedure in place. All staff must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Students, parents and carers are welcome to read the policies below, or contact us if you have any further questions, email:

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a young person's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our learners are discussed with them and their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the young person's welfare.

Safeguarding includes a wide range of issues such as:

  • Abuse – physical, sexual, emotional and neglect
  • Criminal exploitation/county lines
  • Domestic abuse
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Forced marriage
  • Homelessness/missing from home
  • Honour-based violence
  • Mental health
  • Online safety
  • Peer-on-peer abuse
  • Radicalisation and extremism
  • Self-harm
  • Youth produced sexual imagery

To view our Safeguarding policies and procedures, please click here.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Cliff Shaw - Deputy Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Adele Stewart - Head of Student Wellbeing
  • Rob Greening - Director of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
  • Janice Davis - Director of Learning Support
  • Maria Vetrone - Deputy Principal Finance & Resources
  • Karen Rowland-Doyle - Health Safety and Security Manager
  • Donna Patterson - Director of Human Resources (for allegations against staff)

0208 394 3025

Safeguarding statement

Nescot College recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of harm in our care.

We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are respected and valued.We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures incorporate a wide range of risks we need to safeguard against.

This includes the prevention of radicalisation which is listed as a specific safeguarding issue and is addressed in the Government PREVENT strategy.








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