Safeguarding and Wellbeing

If you have any concerns about your safety or the safety of others:

Email us at

Call us on 07584384838 if there is an immediate risk of harm.

Jo Down: Strategic Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Principle (Student Experience and Wellbeing)

Sally Smith: Wellbeing Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Charlotte Norfield: Safeguarding Officer

Hannah Earl: Safeguarding Officer

The safeguarding team are available:

Monday and Thursday 8.30 am – 9 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30 am – 5 pm

Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

We will be closed over Christmas from 16 December 2022 – 3 January 2023 with no access to our phones or emails. Please refer to our out-of-hours page for useful and trusted emergency contacts.

You can find us in the Wellbeing Hub, South Block at the Infirmary Road site where you can have a face conversation with a Safeguarding Officer.

The Chesterfield College Group is committed to safeguarding our students, apprentices, staff and visitors. Your health, safety and well-being are our priority.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Every member of the college community has a responsibility for safeguarding, all doing their part to keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe. That includes all staff, Governors, volunteers, students and employers. All college staff and employers receive appropriate training to support students and apprentices. This includes being able to identify the risk of harm and knowing how to make appropriate referrals for support.

As a student or apprentice, you too will also receive safeguarding information through your pastoral programme and advice on how to report concerns. It may be that you are worried about yourself or others during your studies with us, please be reassured that we are here to listen and help.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 

The term safeguarding; embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep you safe, our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure aims to meet this commitment.

Our dedicated Safeguarding Team provides a safe environment throughout your learner journey.

If you need help to stay safe, you are at risk of harm or already experiencing harm; the Safeguarding Team will take the appropriate action to ensure you stay safe in college, at home and/or in a work-based setting.

Out-of-Hours Contacts

If you have any safeguarding concerns when the college is closed and the Safeguarding team are unavailable, you should contact either your Local Authority Out of Hours Social Care number for any concerns relating to a child (under 18), which you can find by putting in the postcode of where you’re reporting from at the following link:

If you feel that a child or any other student or apprentice is at immediate risk of harm or in need of protection you should contact the police immediately: 999 emergency, 101 non-emergency.

NSCCP Texting Service

You can anonymously text 88858 for free and the Helpline will send an automated confirmation response followed by a specific response from a Helpline practitioner within three hours.

Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Dedicated helpline for people who experienced sexual harassment or abuse in a school or college setting.

Please call 0800 136 663 Email

Please contact the Safeguarding team when the college re-opens in order for a Safeguarding Officer to follow this up on your behalf and offer the appropriate support.

Enough Said – Sign the Pledge

By signing our pledge you are agreeing to challenge and report sexual harassment and abuse. We believe it is vital to set the boundaries around what behaviours will not be tolerated, as well as creating a culture where everyone feels safe and equipped to challenge or call out any unacceptable behaviours they might witness within the college community.

Show your support and sign the pledge today!

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