Information for Parents

Student safety

We all have a statutory duty to “safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.

If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this education setting or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.

Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff in this setting. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things which turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.

However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people below immediately. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the Reception staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.

The people you should talk to at this setting are:

Child Protection & Safeguarding Lead OfficerDMC

Name: Donald McLean

Room: G36

Tel number: 0114 262 5702


Child Protection & Safeguarding OfficerVBA

Name: Vicky Bark

Room: G35a

Tel number: 0114 262 5793


Child Protection & Safeguarding OfficerTHU

Name: Tania Hussey-Yeo

Room: F18

Tel number: 0114 262 5711

Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to the Principal, unless it involves them and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the Governors.

The Safeguarding Children Team in your setting includes:

College Principal: responsible for implementing policies & procedures, allocating resources to the safeguarding team & addressing staff safeguarding concerns.

Name:   Mo Nisbet                       Room: F49                       Tel no:  0114 262 5701

Child Protection/Safeguarding Team: in addition to the Safeguarding Team, all members of the Senior Leadership Team are trained Child Protection & Safeguarding Officers.

Name:   Alison Megahy                Room: S37                       Tel no:  0114 262 5708

Name:   Dominic Harrex               Room: G41                      Tel no:  0114 262 5703

Student Support Manager (Learning): staff member who provides advice, liaison & support for college staff and other agencies working with students with special education needs and their parents or carers, ensuring students’ learning needs are assessed and appropriate support put in place.

Name:   Lauren Kellar                  Room: G35A                    Tel no:  0114 262 5762

Mentor: staff member who addresses difficulties preventing a student from reaching their full potential and develops strategies to overcome these barriers.

Name: Kay Skelton/Hannah Dunne                     Room G05                       Tel no:  0114 262 5757 ext 5123

Your Safeguarding Children Team also links in with the:

Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor: ensures there are appropriate safeguarding children policies and procedures in place, monitors whether they are followed and, together with the rest of the governing body,   remedies deficiencies and weaknesses that are identified.

Name:   Karen Squires                                                        Tel no:  0114 262 5723

Chair of Governors: takes the lead in dealing with allegations of abuse made against the Principal (and other members of staff when the Principal is not available), in liaison with the Local Authority; and on safe recruitment practices with the Principal.

Name:   Cath Orange                                                         Tel no:  0114 262 5723

To report any concerns outside of the College day, please call the Police on telephone number 101 or the Out of Hours Social Care Team on 0114 2734855.