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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 College staff.

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.

These include:

  • 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 specialists
  • 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 Principal.

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 harmoniously.


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 views.
  • Provide practical help to stop people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
  • 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 health.

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 non-extremist ways.

If you have a concern about someone you may find this resource useful:


Learning Support            

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


On Application 

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 confidentiality.

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