Out of Hours Safeguarding Cover Notice

Out of Hours Safeguarding Cover Notice

The Safeguarding and wellbeing of students at Ashbourne is paramount. This is reflected in our ethos and set out in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

Term time
During term time a member of the Safeguarding Team can be reached through the main college number 0207 937 3858, or on 07578 548537 for out of college hours emergencies. Our regular safeguarding support takes place during term time only.

Outside of term time
Members of the Safeguarding Team will not be onsite during official holiday periods, as set out below.

  • Christmas: Friday 15th December 2023, after 1pm, to Tuesday 2nd January 2024
  • February half term: Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024
  • Easter: Monday 25th March to Friday 12th April 2024
  • Summer: Monday 1st July to Friday 9th August 2024

During these periods students and families/carers who require emergency help or support should contact their GP, nearest A&E Department or the Police on 999.

Students and families/carers can also access other emergency support from the organisations below:

  • The Samaritans, 24-hour support, call 116 123 free of charge.
  • Childline, 24-hour support for anyone under 19, call 0800 1111 free of charge.
  • The Havens (Rape/Sexual Assault), 24-hour support, call 0203 299 6900.

Students and families/carers can contact the College to log a safeguarding concern during the holidays by email [email protected] or by phone 0207 937 3858

Any concerns will be noted and appropriate safeguarding measures will be put in place.

Follow up meetings will be arranged once college reopens.

Where appropriate, for more serious issues, a member of the Safeguarding Team will make contact prior to the start of term.

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