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Keeping you safe at college

Help and Support

If you need immediate help or support you should contact the emergency services or suggested services listed below:

  • Police – 999
  • NHS – 111
  • Domestic Abuse line – 0808 2000 247
  • NSPCC – 01733 207620
  • – Offer online support for people with Mental Health concerns
  • Samaritans – 0330 094 5717
  • Women’s Aid 24hr – 08454 103 123
  • Peterborough City Council (housing) – 01733 864064

Safeguarding means:

  • Promotion of your health and development
  • Ensuring your safety and care
  • Ensuring you are offered the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment

The College is fully committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all learners, staff and visitors. The College operates robust policies on health and safety, child protection and safeguarding to ensure that all people that use our buildings and services are kept safe from all forms of harm. The College has appropriate staff to provide support and guidance on all safeguarding issues. Copies of College policies are available on request.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. We embrace a ‘whole college approach’ to safeguarding, ensuring that all staff are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice. We will take all allegations and suspicions of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly. We will also make information available on Safeguarding and Child Protection to parents, students and contractors.

Contact the Safeguarding team

If you are experiencing any type of abuse at college or in your personal life, we can support you. All safeguarding concerns can be reported to:

telephone 07740456720

Related Safeguarding information

Digital Parenting
Visit the Digital Parenting website for advice and information about the latest digital technologies and the challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world.

Talking to your child about online sexual harassment
The Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, together with a group of 16-21 year olds, have produced a guide for parents to share the harms/issues children can face in the online world and what to do about them and where to get advice and help.  The guide is useful for anyone whether the are parents or not.

Criminal Exploitation of Children and Young People
Criminal exploitation of children and young people is an increasing area of concern both locally and nationally. This pocket guide on Child Criminal Exploitation is aimed at children and young people but is equally as informative for parents and carers. Please have a read through and if you have any questions or concerns relating to this get in touch with us on either the safeguarding phone number or email listed on this page.

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The Wellbeing Centre

As part of our students’ wellbeing we have a dedicated team who provide a range of services and support for students whilst studying at the College. The team includes:

  • College Health and Wellbeing Advisor – provides confidential health care and advice to all students as and when required
  • College Welfare Advisor – helps with advising students on claiming external sources of funding, welfare benefits and tax credits and offering tutorials on budgeting and money management
  • Youth Workers – they organise fund raising events and recreational activities, help with special tutorial subject matters, provide guidance for students on various matters and most importantly provide a friendly face in college
  • College Chaplain – provides faith/non-faith support which can be 1:1, within a prayer group or part of the coffee morning meetings.
  • College Young Carers Champion – helps with advice and support for any Young carers and their family. Also working alongside Young carers Trust Peterborough and other organisations, plus the college have Young Carers Ambassadors who are available to have a chat with

telephone 01733 762237


Multi-faith Chaplaincy

Peterborough is a richly diverse, multicultural and multi-faith city. This diversity is reflected in the make-up of learners in college and UCP. We want to create an environment which makes sure that members of any faith or non-believers are treated with respect, dignity and fairness and are encouraged to participate in college activities and functions.

The Multi-faith Chaplaincy team is made up of volunteers from the main faith groups in Peterborough. The team offers advice, guidance and one-to-one support on matters of faith, religion and belief. The team helps organise activities to celebrate and observe various festivals and events. The Chaplain is available during the week or can be contacted by phone. The College also has a Prayer and Contemplation room available throughout the College day for all to use.

telephone 01733 762304