Child Abuse

Child abuse is categorised as ‘a form of maltreatment of a child or young person under the age of 18 years’. It can be present when someone is inflicting harm or if a person is failing to act to prevent harm. Child abuse may be of a sexual, physical or emotional nature. It may also be caused by the neglect of a child or young person’s basic physical or psychological needs.

The warning signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect can vary from child to child. If you suspect a child is being subjected to any form of abuse you can email the College’s Safeguarding team at

Alternatively you can contact one of the below agencies for help and advice:
Crimestoppers UK: 0800 555 111
Police: 101 or 999 in an Emergency
Call Derbyshire: 01629 533 190
Child Line: 0800 1111
Safe and Sound: 01332 362120
24 hour free anonymous helpline: text or call 116 000

If you study with us or your child studies with us and you have any safeguarding concerns you can contact the Chesterfield College Safeguarding team by;
Text : 88020 (start your message with ‘ccsafe’)