Safeguarding and Wellbeing

The strategic safeguarding lead at the college is Jo Down, Director of Student Experience and Wellbeing.

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

The college is closed from the 1st -5th of June. In this time period please use our out of hours guidance.

The Chesterfield College Group is committed to safeguarding our students, apprentices, staff and visitors. Your health, safety and wellbeing 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 identifying the risk of harm and 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 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

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.

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 term safeguarding; embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep you safe and 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 and 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.

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