What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children, young people, adults at risk of harm and adults in need of protection to protect them from harm. The Safeguarding team are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where students feel safe and receive effective pastoral and safeguarding care, guidance and support.
We share the belief that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and foster this culture across the College. The College has a dedicated Safeguarding team and Safeguarding Champion that promotes awareness of safeguarding issues and is always available to provide support to students, families and staff.
Who can access the support of the safeguarding team?
All North West Regional College students can access support from the Safeguarding Team. The Safeguarding team is available across the 5 campuses. We are based in Student Services and have staff in Greystone and Springtown campus. We are available from 8.30 – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00 – 4.00pm on Fridays. We also work in partnership with Inspire counselling service which offers 27/4 support to all of our students.
How will the information you give and the advice you ask for be treated?
All information shared with the Safeguarding Team will be treated confidentially. However, if you tell us that you or someone else may be at risk of harm then we would have to pass this information on to get help but, we will talk to you about doing this first.
How will the safeguarding team help and support me?
The Safeguarding team can offer a listening ear, support and advice with issues such as abuse, bereavement, mental health issue, unplanned pregnancy, homelessness, gambling, relationship breakdown, alcohol or drug addiction, gender change, or any other concern a student may have during their time at college. We can arrange counselling with Inspire counselling service and refer students for support with Elemental Social Prescribing platform.
North West Regional College has a Safeguarding Policy in place to protect young people under 18 years and adults at risk of harm or adults in need of protection. Our dedicated Safeguarding team take the care, welfare and safety of young people under the age of 18 and adults at risk of harm and in need of protection who are students / trainees of the college extremely seriously.
Who are the safeguarding team and how can they be contacted?
Gillian Moss – Safeguarding Champion - 02871276520
Shannon Doherty – Safeguarding Officer - 02871278709
Joseph McCarthy – Deputy Safeguarding Officer - 02871276096
Majella Doherty – Deputy Safeguarding Officer - 02871278836
The Safeguarding team can be contacted by phone or direct email or by emailing the safeguarding mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact the Safeguarding Team on Microsoft teams.
The Safeguarding Team at NWRC l-r are Joseph McCarthy, Majella Doherty and Shannon Doherty.