Safeguarding is about doing everything we can to make sure all of our students and staff are kept safe and protected from harm.

There can be no issue of greater importance to parents and carers, or to the College, than the safety of our students.

Safeguarding – Working Together to Keep Students Safe

What is Safeguarding

The government provides statutory guidance to colleges on what they need to do to achieve safety for their students and staff. We adhere to all guidance and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to make College a safe, happy and thriving environment for all. It is important to us that all Stockport College users are treated with respect and dignity and feel safe and listened to.

Stockport College have the skills, knowledge and expertise to deal with a range of safeguarding incidents including:

  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • Neglect
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts/ Mental health
  • Eating Disorders
  • On-line Abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Substance Misuse
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • HATE Crime - Child, criminal, or exploitation (including county lines).
  • Sexual exploitation and Grooming
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Forced Marriage
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Sexting
  • Trafficking
  • Violent Crime
  • Financial Abuse
  • Institutional Abuse

A dedicated NSPCC helpline is now available to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663 and more information is available at: Dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in college NSPCC.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice. Click here for more information and support.

Reporting a Safeguarding concern if you feel unsafe:

During opening hours: Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.

Out of hours: Monday – Thursday after 5pm, Fridays after 4.30pm, weekends and bank holidays.

  • Concerns about personal safety. Contact the Police 999 or 101.
  • Concerns regarding health and wellbeing contact your out of hours Doctors or call the Hospital on 111.
  • Out of hours social services for children and adult: 0161 234 5001.

CEOP helps any child or young people under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

You can also report a concern to For more information visit: