Safeguarding and Prevent
At Northumberland College we place the safety and welfare of our
students at the centre of all our activities. The safeguarding of
students underpins the College values and is fully embraced by all
The College is committed to ensuring that it:
- Provides an environment where children, young people and
vulnerable adults can learn safely
- Identifies children, young people and vulnerable adults who are
suffering, or likely to suffer harm, and takes appropriate action
to see that such children, young people and vulnerable adults are
kept safe, both at home and at the College.
In order to achieve this, the College undertakes a range of
activities, reviewed annually by the Corporation.
- The safe recruitment of staff including Disclosure &
Barring Service checks and other relevant
- Pre-employment checks of all staff who come into contact with
children, young people and vulnerable adults
- Regular staff training
- The establishment of a team of child protection
- A clear process for reporting cases of suspected abuse.
The College's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for the
Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults are available on
request. The lead manager for child protection is the
Bullying and Harassment
Bullying or harassment of any kind are unacceptable at
Northumberland College. We seek to provide a safe and secure
environment in which all learners can work together
We believe that 'Every Learner Matters' at Northumberland
College and our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our
Support team offers a wide range of support services to help
students make the most of their time at College.
One to One Support
Sometimes it helps to talk to someone when you have something on
your mind and our friendly and dedicated Student Support team are
available to help throughout the day. We can provide help and
advice on any personal, emotional or practical problems and we also
provide a confidential counselling service. Access to specialist
support, such as sexual health services, community police,
chaplaincy and drug & alcohol services, is available either on
campus or in the local community.
Tutorial Support and Self Help Resources
Your tutorial support programme includes talks and workshops on
topics such as drug and alcohol awareness, personal safety, safe
driving and healthy lifestyles. Self-help resources on these and
other topics are available to all students.
For more information please call 01670 841200 or email
Prevent is a strand of the Government counter terrorism strategy
- CONTEST. The Prevent strategy seeks to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects
of extremism, and the threat faced from those who promote these
- Provide practical help to stop people from being drawn into
terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and
- Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of
radicalisation which needs to be addressed, including education,
criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet, social media and
Prevent is about safeguarding our students to keep them both
safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing
students from having political and religious views and concerns but
about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in
If you have a concern about someone you may find this resource
Northumberland College has teams of professionally trained staff
who are committed to working with students on courses at any level
who have additional learning needs.
We aim to deliver an individually tailored programme of support
which will help you to develop the skills you need to be successful
on your chosen course.
Each year there are many students who, with the help of Learning
Support, leave college with the qualifications and skills they need
to fulfill their ambitions.
We can help with:
- Study Skills - Organisation
- Writing Skills - Reading and Research
- Revision and Exam Techniques - Note-taking
- IT and Assistive Technology - Maths
- Time Management and Planning
There is a requirement on your application form to indicate
whether you have any additional learning needs or disabilities
which you would like us to support.
The Learning Support Team will contact you and arrange an
opportunity for you to discuss your needs further. All information
will be exchanged in an environment which respects your