Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility at Darlington College

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Layout 1Darlington College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students.  We recognise that it is the responsibility of all college staff, Governors, volunteers and partners to share this commitment and ensure that all students are safe and feel safe while in college, on work place or in the work place.

The college has a safeguarding policy that is rigorously enforced and all matters relating to it are of the utmost importance to us. This policy has been approved by Darlington Local safeguarding Children’s Board and adheres to Local Children’s Social Care procedures.

Safeguarding Policy

Staying Safe at Darlington College

You have a right to be safe while at college, on work placement or in your work place.  The college has a zero tolerance to bullying and we deal with every reported case.  We want you enjoy going on line but we would like you to be safe while you are so as a full-time student you will receive a tutorial in your first half term on safeguarding and e-safety.  We also have zero tolerance on drugs, alcohol and offensive weapons and if you are found in possession of these you will face disciplinary action.

Please click on the links to read our policies on Bullying and Harassment and Student Substance and Alcohol Procedure .

We also have a Safeguarding Advice Booklet for students and a leaflet, ‘Ashleigh’s Rules’, which provides some tips on keeping you safe online. To help you do well in your studies and to keep you safe, the college has a Student Attendance and Punctuality Guide outlining how attendance is monitored and our expectations of students.

If you don’t feel safe or you have a concern about someone else contact our Safeguarding Team.

If you feel someone is expressing extremist views that concern you then contact one of the Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Team

Julie Davison
Student Liaison Manager
01325 503036 / 07760767324

Hildy Gardner
Safeguarding and Transitions Officer – Tues/Wed/Thurs
01325 503033 / 07809547930

Jenny Ellis
Lead Student Support Co-ordinator (Safeguarding) – Mon and Fri
01325 503069/ 07764 633488

Carole Todd
01325 503178

Or email:
(This is a confidential address that goes directly to the Safeguarding Team)

Useful contacts:
Darlington Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
Helpline: 0808 800 5000
ChildLine 0800 1111: get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online
Internet safety advice for Young People and Parents
PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Text 0778620967


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