Safeguarding is a priority at Ashbourne College. We are committed to the prevention, early intervention and timely and appropriate management of any type of abuse, including peer-on-peer. We take all allegations and disclosures very seriously.

A member of the safeguarding team will always be prepared to speak with you if you have any safeguarding issues and/or concerns: 020 7937 3858 or 07578 548537, email: [email protected].

Please report any issues or concerns directly to the College wherever possible and appropriate. Below are resources that offer further support for young people and their families.

You can read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and our Peer-on-peer Abuse Policy.



Emergency – call 999

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • someone’s life is at risk, e.g they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
  • you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.

Rape and sexual assault

METROPOLITAN POLICE – how to report to the police

Rape Crisis support

Survivors Trust

24-hour support

Samaritans Call 116 123 for free at any time to speak with someone if you are struggling to cope or you are worried about someone else who you feel is at risk

Mental health advice

NHS mental health advice for children and young adults

NHS Go confidential service for 16-25 year olds

Student Minds mental health support

Young Minds mental health advice and support for children and young adults

Expert advice and support for young victims of abuse

NSPCC Call 0800 136 663, Mon – Fri 8am-10pm or 9am- 6pm Sat/Sun or email [email protected]

Victim Support for domestic abuse

Eating disorder support

Beat Eating Disorders


LGBTQ+ support

Mermaids supporting transgender, non binary and gender diverse children and young people

Switchboard helpline




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