Safeguarding

We care about the safety of our students and everyone at New College Swindon supports our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students.

Safeguarding Concerns

If you have any concerns about a your wellbeing or safety (or that of another student) then you should talk to your progress coach, teacher or a trusted member of staff. Alternatively you can speak to a member of the safeguarding team (details below). 

Safeguarding Team 

The safeguarding team can be contacted via Student Services or alternatively via mobile 07815 828322 or email safe@newcollege.ac.uk.

If you need help or support when the College is closed you can contact one of the following helplines: 

  • Swindon multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) – 01793 466903 (out of hours 01793 436699)
  • Wiltshire County Council children’s social care – 0300 456 0108
  • Wiltshire County Council out of hours safeguarding – 0300 456 0100

Other sources of support are:

  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • The Mix – Essential Support for under 25s – 0808 808 4994
  • Kooth
  • On your Mind 
  • Samaritans – Call for free on 116 123
  • The Hopeline – Free confidential chat and other online support resources for topics like depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, abuse, and more – 0800 068 4141

Prevent Duty 

Under the Prevent Duty, we have a legal duty to highlight the dangers of radicalisation and involvement with violent extremist ideas. We are conscious to balance this with our responsibility to promote freedom of expression. It is not about preventing students from having political and religious views and concerns, but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways. 

In College, all our members of staff have mandatory training on the Prevent Duty. Our Progress Coaches use resources to highlight to students the dangers of radicalisation and in particular online grooming. If you have any concerns, please contact the Safeguarding Team: safe@newcollege.ac.uk. You can also report terrorism related content to the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit.

British Values

We are dedicated to promoting values that prepare you to live and work in modern Britain by developing your understanding of: 

  • Democracy – How we can influence decision making through democratic processes such as the national electoral system or our own and student rep selection process.
  • The Rule of Law –  The principle that no one is above the law and that the law applies equally to us all.
  • Individual Liberty – We understand and exercise our human rights in a safe environment.
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance – We promote the importance of mutual respect through our policies and procedures and we actively promote diversity.
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