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Safeguarding and Counselling

Lead for Safeguarding and Contact Point for Social Services:
Phone 01932 797 670
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Brooklands College holds as one of its highest priorities the health, safety and welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of the College. The College has a statutory and moral duty to commit to practices that protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or significant harm.  This includes safeguarding students from the risk of being drawn into terrorism, in line with the statutory duty in the Counter Terrorism Security Act 2015.

The College’s policy is that safeguarding all its people, both students and staff, will be central to all it does. This covers all matters connected with students and staff having a safe learning and/or working environment, ensuring that they know how to keep themselves safe and that they feel safe. It pays particular regard to the welfare of young people under the age of 18 and to that of vulnerable adults.

Everyone has a responsibility to keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe. Whether you are a student, member of staff, parent/carer, visitor or even a member of the public, if you have any non-urgent concerns about a student or a member of staff at the college, please contact the Safeguarding Lead on the phone number or email address above. If you are a student, you can also speak to your tutor or any other member of staff who will pass on your concern to a Safeguarding Officer in your department or to the Safeguarding Lead.
If you have an urgent concern and feel that you or someone you know is at risk of harm, harming themselves or others, contact Reception on 01932 797 700 who will refer you to a Safeguarding Officer. If it is outside of college hours, you can contact the below numbers for advice and help:

For concerns about child/vulnerable adult protection – abuse, neglect or risk of harm
Call Surrey Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - 0300 470 9100 (office hours) / 01483 517898 (outside of office hours)

For concerns relating to criminal acts or extremism
Contact the Police’s non-emergency number - 101

For any other concerns, including mental health:
Call NSPCC (under 18s) - 0808 800 5000 or Samaritans (any age) - 116 123

Student Support

  • Bullying and Cyber Bullying
  • Anxiety, Worry and Stress
  • Depression
  • Lack of Confidence or Self-Esteem
  • Anger and Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family or Relationship Troubles

These are just some of the issues which can interfere with your learning/working and everyday life. You are not alone; you can talk to your tutor or other member of staff who will listen and can refer you to someone who can help. There are also things you can do to help yourself.

Kooth offer anonymous online counselling for young people aged 11-19. You can speak to someone straight away and counselling is available everyday (12-10pm / 6-10pm weekends).

http://www.childline.org.uk  or call 0800 1111 (Free)
Chat with a counsellor about anything, either online or on the phone. They can give you help and support with whatever’s worrying you.

Call 116 123 (Free)
Speak to someone anonymously anytime about anything that is bothering you.

There are links to lots of useful websites at the bottom of this page. Self-help resources (books and DVDs) on a variety of difficult issues are available in the Learning Resource Centres at college.

Surrey Safeguarding
Depression Alliance
Hope UK
Alcohol Concern
Mental Health Foundation
BBC Mental Health
Counselling Directory
Protecting Children’s Privacy Online


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23rd Aug 18 9:00 - 31st Aug 18 16:00
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