Safeguarding and welfare

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Safeguarding – looking after yourself and others

We take the safety of our students very seriously and will not tolerate any kind of safeguarding abuse.  Safeguarding abuse can include:

  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Acts of Omission
  • Financial
  • Modern Slavery
  • Organisational
  • Self-neglect
  • Discriminatory
  • Domestic

You can view our Safeguarding Policy here

“The teaching and administration staff are resourceful and courteous. Safeguarding is prioritised. It is just a model of best practice especially for those who have a thirst for learning”

Short course student, 2022/2023


The PREVENT Duty counters extremism, radicalisation and terrorism.  We have embedded the PREVENT Duty into our Safeguarding policy which addresses the PREVENT Duty for all people attending college by:

  • Raising awareness
  • Providing support, as needed
  • Making referrals, as appropriate

The PREVENT Duty applies to anyone visiting the college as a student, member of staff, visitor, governor or any other college stakeholder.  You can access our PREVENT Policy here.

Anyone who has a Safeguarding and/or PREVENT concern at Fircroft should inform a Safeguarding Officer immediately by going to reception if they are in the building or telephoning the college on 0121 472 0116.

Our Safeguarding Officers are:

  • Lee Goodway
  • Sarah Frith