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The College is committed to the wellbeing and development of all students and staff, especially those who are vulnerable. Our aim is to keep all members of our college community safe and protected from harm and wrong-doing.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of all students, staff and volunteers at the College and we actively promote appropriate behaviour and respect towards each other at all times. This ethos is embedded in all activities undertaken across the college.
To find out more, see the College’s Safeguarding policies found HERE

View the Safeguarding Information for Students leaflet here


Latest News…

June 2022
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Liverpool City Council’s Logo
Liverpool City Council has produced a booklet for parents and carers who may experience abuse or violence at the hands of their adolescents.  The booklet aims to increase their safety and wellbeing and provide strategies to promote caring, responsible and non-abusive behaviour.
Download Adolescent to Parent – Violence & Abuse: A resource booklet for Parents and Carers

December 2020

Something’s not right logo

This campaign has been created in response to evidence that young people faced a greater risk of sexual abuse, criminal exploitation and domestic abuse due to the impact of coronavirus. Targeting 13-18-year-olds in England who have become victims of these, the campaign aims to increase awareness by directing them through to the Childline website.
Extract taken from official campaign literature

Domestic Abuse Covid-19 campaign logo

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home to seek support. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses people are under.
There is no excuse for domestic abuse. 
In April, the Home Office worked with a number of key partners and charities to launch a new national campaign to raise awareness that if you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home – if this is possible – and police and support services remain available.
To continue to support victims of domestic abuse, the government has relaunched the #YouAreNotAlone campaign.
Advertising on social media and paid search signposts to where victims, perpetrators and members of the public can find out how to get support if they or someone they know may be experiencing domestic abuse. Information includes Easy Read guidance and organisations that can provide support in other languages and to those living with disabilities.
The campaign hashtag #YouAreNotAlone shows solidarity and support for victims of abuse. We hope that supporters and the public will continue to share this message to ensure we are reaching as many people as we can.
Support listed at includes organisations such as Refuge, who run the National Domestic Abuse Helpline; the Live Fear Free Helpline in Wales; Men’s Advice Line; Women’s Aid; Galop; Hestia; Imkaan; SafeLives and Respect who run the perpetrator phoneline.
Extract taken from official campaign literature

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The Anthony Walker Foundation works hard to tackle racism, hate crime and discrimination through a range of educational opportunities, victim support services and the promotion of equity and inclusion for all.  The Foundation has also developed an online referral tool for victims to report incidents of hate and discrimination.
If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of race or religious hatred, report it HERE and support the Foundation in their drive to make positive change.



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What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment.
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

(Working Together to Safeguard Children 2019).

PREVENT Safeguarding Information


May 2021
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Liverpool City Council’s Logo


Liverpool City Council PREVENT Safeguarding Team, in conjunction with our IT colleagues, have created new pages on the Council’s website and the Liverpool Early Help Directory, aimed at PREVENT safeguarding.  The team was set up to ensure that vulnerable people across the city are protected from the threat of radicalisation.

If you have any concerns, speak to a member of the College’s Safeguarding team on: 0151 252 3733

To find out more about Liverpool City Council’s work on PREVENT and Safeguarding, visit LCC PREVENT

If you’re worried about someone at risk of radicalisation, you can also contact a member of the Liverpool City Council PREVENT team 

April 2021
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Shout Out UK World Logo


A new three minute animation has been produced by Shout Out UK around the dangers of right wing extremism and online radicalisation. It aims to educate young people on digital literacy and how to stay resilient to hateful narratives. 

To view the short animation: Don’t Get Manipulated by the Far-Right, click HERE 

January 2021

Citizen Aid App

Citizen Aid is a new app developed by a charity together with help from the Senior Medical Advisor to the British Army and Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Birmingham. Its primary aim is to give people the tools required in the immediate aftermath of an incident, before emergency services arrive.  This is perhaps even more important in the current climate when the NHS is so overstretched.

The app is free to everyone and very simple to follow, and can be found on various app stores.

Act Early campaign – New Prevent video content

Counter Terrorism Policing have added 2 new two-minute animated Prevent ‘explainer’ films to their ACT Early website and partners’ toolkit:

(1)   Act Early: Reach out for Help
(2)   Act Early: Working Together – How we Help

The films are aimed at the general public, concerned friends and a family audience, and provide an introduction to Prevent and the work of its officers.

By improving understanding of Prevent and explaining how partners work together, it hopes that more people will be encouraged and assured to seek help at an earlier stage.

Partnership Working

The college works closely with key safeguarding partners across the city and in 6 other neighbouring local authorities to ensure young people are protected effectively.

The college works closely with the Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership who provide challenge, training, and advice around safeguarding issues.

Please follow the link to Liverpool safeguarding children’s partnership here 

Meet the Safeguarding Team

The City of Liverpool College Safeguarding Team

  • Aamir Butt – Director of Student Services (Strategic Safeguarding Lead)
  • Linda Leonard – Safeguarding, Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager (Operational Safeguarding Lead)

Linda Leonard –

I am passionate about supporting our young people and their families, whatever their background and issues. I have worked at the

College for 10 years, with more than 5 years as a Safeguarding Officer within the college. I have extensive knowledge and experience within safeguarding and have worked on many complex situations with students and staff.

Rosie Pate – Safeguarding Officer

I am here to support students with a wide range of issues that impact their safety and wellbeing. My background is in social work with children in need of protection and looked after children and also working in the charity sector with Action for Children and Barnardo’s.

Jess Williams – Safeguarding Officer

I have previously been a Head of Year and Safeguarding Officer in a secondary school where I focused on building positive relationships with students and their families. I am passionate about listening to students’ life experiences and aspirations and referring to services that act upon their voices, to ensure they are happy, healthy and prepared for adulthood.

Georgia Whalley-Smith – Safeguarding Apprentice, Admin Support

My passions include mental wellbeing, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and supporting people to achieve their full potential! I’m a creative person and love to learn new things, so I enjoy getting involved in a variety of projects at the College.


The Safeguarding team also works closely across college with Senior Progress Leads and 25 Progress Leads, to ensure all students are supported effectively and any issues and concerns for student safety and welfare are raised in a timely way.

If you have concerns regarding safeguarding, please email: or call: 0151 252 3733 for advice and support.


Safeguarding Development

Safeguarding is constantly evolving so we keep abreast of key issues that may affect College stakeholders, and work with local and national providers to ensure our training and knowledge around these issues is kept up to date, including in the following areas and many more:

  • E-safety
  • County Lines and Exploitation
  • Peer on Peer Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Forced Marriage
  • Modern Slavery
  • Extremism and Radicalisation
  • Equality and Diversity.
Student Voice

The College’s safeguarding team works closely with the student union to capture student voice so that any issues students are worried about are highlighted, and timely support is put in place.

Safeguarding is part of the college curriculum and students are taught – as they are in high school – about keeping themselves and others safe in college and online, and how to report any concerns to us.