Safeguarding & Support
Safeguarding & Support
”Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility”
We seek to provide an environment in which everyone feels safe and is valued and respected. Our priority is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and our Safeguarding & Wellbeing teams are here to support students who are experiencing issues that may impact their ability to attend or achieve their potential.
If you have any concerns please contact the Safeguarding Team:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 07864 984211
Click below to view our safeguarding and prevent policy document:-
Online safety information for students and parents
Now more than ever we need to support our students to stay safe and well online. See below a range of helpful websites for parents and students to ensure safety online over the coming weeks.
The Safer Internet Centre offers excellent advice for parents on keeping their children safe online. This includes information on the common dangers as well as safety controls and tools, including those that can be used on social media.
There is a similar guide for young people. Here you can find 5 top tips for staying safe online as well as links to other resources, including the safe use of apps such as Instagram and Snapchat.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) is an organisation designed to protect young people from online sexual abuse. Their website has a section where young people or parents/guardians can make a report that they or someone else may be suffering from grooming or online sexual abuse. This can range from people feeling pressured to talk about sex online, being asked to provide images to being asked to meet up in person. As well as being able to make reports of things that have happened you can also contact CEOP for advice on what to do if you have concerns that something may happen.
Advice on these issues is also available on the Think U Know website.
If you are not ready to talk to CEOP or want advice on online bullying and harassment that is not sexual in nature the best contact is Childline on 0800 1111.
There is a wide range of apps that students use socially. It is important that students and parents understand how they work, the safety features and the dangers of the technology. The guides below show some of the most common apps that young people are using currently.
Meet the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team
United Kingdom & Ireland – All Ages.
A charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, waiting for your call. You do not need to have any credit or call allowance – the call is free.
United Kingdom – children and young people up to their 19th birthday.
You can talk to a counsellor on the phone or access the online counseling service. Childline deals with any issues which cause distress or concern; some of the most common issues include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.
Information for schools
Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.
Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options.
Let’s work together:
Assemblies and Presentations
Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.
Career Events & Options Evenings
Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day.
Onsite Taster Sessions
Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.
Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.
The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School Partnership Programme
To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.
Get in touch
Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282
Coulsdon Sixth Form College