Safeguarding and Child Protection

Worried about a student?

Talk to us if you or anyone you know is affected by:

  • Self-harming
  • Feeling Suicidal
  • Homelessness
  • Abuse
  • Forced Marriage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Extremist Behaviour
  • Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Any Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Sexual harassment

We are here to help:

Helen Jackson – Designated Safeguarding Lead. helen.jackson@nclt.ac.uk
Kimberly Goodwin – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. kimberly.goodwin@nclt.ac.uk

We have a duty of care to young people and take our responsibilities for child protection very seriously. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students, both within the College environment and outside.

We aim to promote a positive, supportive and secure environment in which students feel respected and valued. High self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with trusted adults are important elements of prevention.

We recognise that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere, so all staff are trained to be alert to any possible causes for concern.

The college鈥檚 Designated Safeguarding Lead Person is Helen Jackson. Any enquiries regarding matters of child protection and safeguarding should be referred to her.


Out of hours

Email: Safeguarding@ncdoncaster.ac.uk Please note this email address is not manned 24 hours a day for serious concerns please use the below contact details.

Monday 鈥 Friday after 4pm, Fridays, weekends and bank holidays.

Concerns about personal safety. Contact the Police 999 or 101.

Concerns regarding health and wellbeing contact your out of hours Doctors or call the Hospital on 111.

Social services for children and adults: Daytime – 01302 737777, Out of hours (evenings and weekends) – 01302 796000.

CEOP helps any child or young people under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at .

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

Bullying and Harassment

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our staff and learners so that teaching and learning can take place in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe in creating a society in which we all treat each other with dignity and respect.

Bullying, harassment or victimisation of any kind is unacceptable at our College, and we have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to any issues of bullying, harassment or victimisation. If bullying, harassment or victimisation does occur, all staff and learners should report it and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. No one should have to 鈥榮uffer in silence鈥.

As a parent/guardian if you have concerns please contact helen.jackson@nclt.ac.uk

Staff training

  • All staff complete a Level 1 safeguarding qualification
  • All Progress Tutors complete a Level 3 safeguarding qualification
  • Safeguarding Team all complete a level 3 safeguarding qualification
  • Each new member of staff receives information on safeguarding procedures as part of the induction process


All students receive a number of tutorials around Safeguarding throughout their two years. These include key topics such as mental health and wellbeing, sexual harassment, online safety, Prevent, consent, healthy relationships and sexting.

The safeguarding tutorial is adapted every year to focus on key issues that affect young people.

Visitors on site

Any visitor on-site without the appropriate checks in place will be supervised at all times when on site.

External Agencies

At 91制片厂 we offer a holistic approach to the support that students receive we have therefore built up relationships with support services in and around the district; these include housing and financial support, young carers and CAMHS.



To stop terrorist attacks in this country and against our interests overseas.  This means to:

  • Detect and investigate threats at the earliest possible stage
  • Disrupt terrorist activity before it can endanger the public
  • And, where ever possible, prosecute those responsible


To strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack in the UK or against our interests overseas and so reduce our vulnerability.


To mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack where that attack cannot be stopped.  This includes work to bring a terrorist attack to an end and to increase our resilience so we can recover from its aftermath.


To stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools/colleges to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

91制片厂 is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. As a college we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government鈥檚 Prevent Strategy.

Staff have completed the DfE鈥檚 Channel General Awareness training. Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. Staff have also undertaken WRAP (Workshop Raising Awareness of Prevent) Training alongside statutory safeguarding training as well as receiving regular updates and briefings around prevent.



All schools and colleges now have to have a Lockdown procedure in addition to a fire evacuation procedure. Schools and colleges have a duty of care to both staff and students, so there should not only be effective systems and procedures in place, but regular practices should be conducted so that all staff and students know what to do in any situation.

When practices are carried out staff and students will be made aware well in advance and of the actions they should take.

A Lockdown siren would be initiated for a number of reasons, such as:

  • A serious disturbance within the local community
  • A chemical spillage or gas leak
  • An intruder on site

In the event of an actual lockdown, staff will communicate promptly with parents.

What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular student/family, we will follow the colleges normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (s), the local prevent officer and where deemed necessary, with children鈥檚 social care.

The Prevent Lead at 91制片厂 Doncaster is Helen Jackson. Should you have any concerns about a student and/or their family please contact 鈥  helen.jackson@nclt.ac.uk 01302 976777

Please see below link for further information around prevent in the Doncaster area including how to make a referral if you are worried about someone.

If concerns are outside of college hours or during the holidays please ensure the referral included in the link is completed to avoid any delay passing on information.

Reporting online material promoting terrorism and/or extremism

Report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you鈥檝e found on the internet.

You can report things like:

  • articles, images, speeches or videos that promote terrorism or encourage violence
  • websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations
  • videos of terrorist attacks


Student/Parent Support

Mental Health

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Bereavement and Loss


Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society鈥檚 care of bereaved people.

Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. We have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website () specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by our network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.


Advice and support to help you get through the loss of someone important to you. A bereavement counsellor explains what bereavement is, how to cope, and where to go for help and support.

Visit the website for further information 鈥  

Other useful websites offering support and advice

Substance/Alcohol Misuse

Project 3

Need information and advice around drugs, alcohol and legal highs?

You can make an appointment or just drop in and talk to us about:

  • 1:1 support to stop using any substances and to reduce the harms caused by using drugs, alcohol or legal highs
  • 1:1 relapse prevention sessions aimed at helping you to explore ways to prevent returning to using drugs, alcohol or legal highs
  • Vaccinations and screening for blood borne viruses
  • Prescribing for detoxification or to support abstinence if required.

Contact Us

Project 3 Young Peoples Health and Wellbeing Service, East Laith Gate House, East Laith Gate, Doncaster DN1 1JE

Telephone: 01302 640032

Email: rdashproject3.referrals@nhs.net


GASPED is a registered charity established in 1995 offering information, advice, help and support for the parents, partners, families and carers who care for or are affected by a loved one鈥檚 drug and/or alcohol misuse.

  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Severe anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia)
  • Psychosis (in those aged under 14)
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Severe emotional problems
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Severe behavioural problems
  • Tic disorders
  • Autistic spectrum conditions (in those aged over 14)
  • Significant family communication problems

If you would like to make an appointment you can contact our office direct on 01924 787 501 

You can call the 24 hour confidential helpline on 0845 146 0002

Visit the website for further information 鈥 


The national drug awareness site.

Al-Anon UK

Support for young people suffering from the affects of alcoholism in the family

Sexual Health

Project 3 Sexual health and contraception

Please drop in or make an appointment with us if you need to talk to someone about:

  • Information, help and advice around sex, sexual health, STIs, healthy relationships
  • Condoms
  • Chlamydia and sexually transmitted disease (STI) screening
  • Contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • HIV testing.

Drop-in Session Times

  • Monday 11am-6pm
  • Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-4.30pm
  • Saturdays 10am-3pm

Young people can be seen at other times on an appointment basis.

Parents/carers and professionals such as teachers or support workers can  make a referral on behalf of a young person, but the young person would need to consent to a referral being made.

Contact Us

Project 3 Young Peoples Health and Wellbeing Service, East Laith Gate House, East Laith Gate, Doncaster DN1 1JE

Telephone: 01302 640032

Email: rdashproject3.referrals@nhs.net


Sex and pregnancy advice

General Health

NHS Direct

NHS 111 is the free number to call when you have an urgent healthcare need. It directs you to the right local service, first time, making it easier for you to access urgent healthcare services when you need medical help fast.

When should you call NHS 111?

  • You need medical help fast, but it鈥檚 not a 999 emergency
  • You don鈥檛 know who to call for medical advice
  • You think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service but are not sure which one is most appropriate
  • You require health advice or reassurance about what to do next

This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Calls to 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS Live Well

Healthy living for everyone offers advise and information on over 100 topics including:

  • Smoking 
  • Alcohol
  • Exercise/Fitness
  • Food/Diet

Visit the website for further information: 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans

Doncaster LGBTQ Youth Hub

Doncaster LGBTQ is the town鈥檚 leading partnership advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  young people and beyond. We envision a world in which all LGBTQ children, young people and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and be true to themselves.

The following links and resources will help you raise awareness and support your pupils who identify as LGBTQ.

Our dedicated Facebook page: You can contact us directly for support and find out about our weekly support group.

Send a direct message to:


The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities.

The website is designed for young people who want to find out more about:

  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Coming out
  • Local youth groups
  • Where to get support

Visit the website for further information 鈥 

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. Our historical focus is HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with Gay, Bisexual and men who have sex with men. Additionally our Community Development approach means that we are concerned with the wider Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) health, social and equity agendas. We work with LGB&T communities to tackle underlying causes of physical and mental ill health and to challenge those structures and systems that seek to exclude us from decision making.

Visit the website for further information 鈥 

Broken Rainbow

A helpline for anyone in the LGBT community who is experiencing domestic violence and/or abuse.

The helpline (0800 999 5428) is available:

Monday and Thursday 10:00 till 20:00

Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 till 17:00

The website is also available to victims, families and friends.

Visit the website further information 鈥  

Mindline Trans+

Mindline Trans+ is a confidential, non judgmental listening service helpline for Trans or non-binary people, their friend and families. Our experienced and compassionate Transgender call handlers are here to listen and support with any issues you may have relating to being transgender.

We can also signpost and inform you of other places of support.

Helpline open Monday and Friday 8pm till Midnight 鈥 0300 330 5468

Visit the website for more information  鈥   


Reach out to Mermaids who can put you in touch with others people, make new friends and share experiences. Offering support and information to children and young people under the age of 19 who are trying to cope with gender identity issues, and offering support for their family and friends.

Call: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Gender Trust

The gender Trust National Helpline is dedication to supporting anyone experiencing gender identity issues.You can also visit the website for information and support.  

Helpline: 01527 894838 

Visit the Website for further information: 

Eating Disorders

SYEDA – South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association


We are an independent charity, originally established in 1996 by a group of people who were affected by eating disorders and who were concerned that they were not able to find helpful information, guidance and help when they needed it.

We provide non-judgemental support to people affected by eating disorders. This includes a range of eating problems, please see our information on types of eating disorder for more information.

Our staff can be contacted on 0114 272 8822 or you can email us at info@syeda.org.uk


B-eat are the UK鈥檚 leading charity to support anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight or shape. 

Beat has lots of other information that you may find useful if you think you, or someone you know has an eating disorder.

Call our helpline to talk about your concerns 鈥 it鈥檚 open from 3:00pm to 10:00pm (365 days a year) and is free to call from a landline or mobile.

Helpline 鈥 0808 801 0677

Youthline 鈥 0845 634 7650

Visit the Website for further information  鈥  

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Doncaster Domestic Abuse Helpline

Whether you are experiencing domestic abuse yourself, concerned about someone, or want to change your own behaviour, call Doncaster Domestic Abuse on 0800 4701 505 (all calls are confidential), or find details about all the services that can help you on this website.

Women鈥檚 Aid and Refuge

These two key charity鈥檚 work together to provide a 24 hour a day advice line, which is:

The National Domestic Violence Helpline 鈥 08008 2000 247

Both website provide information for victims, survivors, friends and family

Women鈥檚 Aids 鈥 

Refuge 鈥  

Men鈥檚 Advice Line

Men鈥檚 Advice Line: confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We can help by giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help.

The helpline is available Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00 鈥 0808 801 0327

Visit the website for further information  鈥 

Mankind Initiative

The confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current partner (including same-sex partner).

The website also provides further support and information.

Helpline: 01823 334 244 (available Monday to Friday 10:00 till 16:00)

Visit the website for further information: 

Broken Rainbow

A helpline for anyone in the LGBT community who is experiencing domestic violence and/or abuse.

The helpline (0800 999 5428) is available:

Monday and Thursday 10:00 till 20:00

Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 till 17:00

The website is also available to victims, families and friends.

Visit the website further information 鈥  

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a British charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

  • Are you being pressured to get married against your will?
  • Do you fear to bring shame or dishonour on your family?
  • Have you been emotionally or physically abused?
  • Are you confused about what they say scripture demands of you?
  • Do you worry about being disowned?

If you are concerned about any of the above, please call us in confidence.

UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (Monday 鈥 Friday: 9:00am 鈥 5:00pm) 

For further information visit the website: 

NCPCC FGM Helpline

This confidential helpline is available 24/7 to anyone effected or worried about Female Genital Mutilation.

Helpline: 0800 028 3550 

Other Issues


If you are under 18 and an explicit or nude photo has been shared of you online, we can confidentially help you to get it removed.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. ) Download YOTI
  2. ) Take a selfie and then a photo of your ID (passport/driving licence) to verify its you.
  3. ) Give details of the image, and where it could be online (don鈥檛 worry if you don鈥檛 have all the details).
  4. ) We鈥檒l then review the details and the IWF will work to have it removed.

The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) use image hashing technology. This mean each image has its very own ID, and using this ID it can identify the image, and have it removed, wherever it is uploaded to the internet.

For further information visit the website: 

If you are 18 and over, contact the website where you have seen the image/video, or report it to the police.

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