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Safeguarding and Prevent

We believe that safeguarding students, staff and visitors is our paramount concern and therefore safeguarding issues take priority in relation to any other policies and/or procedures.

We ensure the safety, effective protection and prevention of maltreatment or impairment of health and development of children and young people, in line with College policy, local policies and procedures and Government Legislation.

Under the Prevent Duty, we also ensure the College responds effectively to the ideological challenge of terrorism and extremism, and the risks of radicalisation.


Safeguarding can include a range of potential issues, such as:

  • bullying, including cyber bullying, (by text, on social media etc.) and prejudice based bullying
  • racist, disability and homophobic or transphobic abuse
  • radicalisation and extremist behaviour
  • child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation (i.e. county lines)
  • sexting
  • substance misuse
  • risk management and safety of others in relation to admissions and on course students
  • issues that may be specific within Doncaster
  • particular issues in relation to domestic violence, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation and forced marriage
  • Children and Young People who are missing from home and/or education.


Another aspect of our safeguarding is the PREVENT duty, which we must pay due regard to (UK Government). This involves us preventing people from being drawn into terrorism, supporting terrorism or being drawn into non-violent extremism.

We have a duty to ensure that those identified with vulnerabilities are given support and advice.

The Government defines extremism and extremist behaviour as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, which include:

  • Individual liberty;
  • Rule of law;
  • Democracy;
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and belief.

Designated Prevent Officers

  • Rachel Maguire (Chief People Officer)
  • Sally Senior (Director of Safeguarding and Inclusion)
  • Sally MacDonald (Head of Support for Provision and Support for SLDD, 14-16 and LAC (DC)

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

Report a concern

To report a concern, you can:

  • speak to your tutor who will know how to contact the Safeguarding team and will explain this to you
  • speak to your Pastoral Coach who will be able to support you in reporting your concern
  • visit Reception and ask to speak to someone from the Safeguarding team
  • you can email your concern to safeguarding@dncolleges.ac.uk
  • call 01302 553741
  • use the form on this page

Our service is confidential and information will not be shared other than if we need to, to protect you or someone else.

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Out of Hours Support

The Safeguarding Team is on hand to support any concerns or questions you may have. We are available Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30. Outside these hours and for weekend support here are some services that you may find useful.

Service Contact Details
Emergency Ambulance, Police and Fire 999
NHS – 24hr non-emergency advice 111
South Yorkshire Police, non-emergency 101
Samaritans 24/7 confidential chat service 116 123 Email:jo@samaritans.org


Childline – under 18yrs 0800 11 11
The Mix – Helpline 3pm to midnight 7 days –

under 25 yrslesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and beyond.

01302 737993



Shout – for anyone feeling stressed, anxious and more. 24/7 Text 85258
Shelterline – Webchat 9-5 weekdays. Urgent help 365 days

For those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

0808 800 4444
Doncaster ReThink Mental Illness Helpline24hr for those 16+ 0808 801 0442
Doncaster Talking Shop

Based at the Flying Scotsman Centre – Talking therapies for 18+

01302 565556
Doncaster Women’s Aid, Phoenix –

Women, Men and Child victims of Domestic Abuse.



Doncaster Victim Support 01302 365531
Doncaster Sexual Health Service (TriHealth)

19yrs + sexual health services

01302 640040


Project 3

Young people under 19

Supporting with; drugs/alcohol/sexual health/contraception/smoking

01302 640032


ONGO Homeless Support Service –

18+ single people, couples and families.

01302 361777 Online form – https://www.ongo.co.uk/homeless
Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Service:

Young people under 18yrs, adults and affected family members. 

01302 360421


Doncaster Alcohol Service – Project 6

Over 18yrs support

01302 360090


ASPIRE Single Point of Access (SPOA)

Over 18yrs Mon-Fri 9-5

01302 730956
Citizens Advice Bureau 0344 4111 444
Crisis Resolution Adult Mental Health RDaSH 01302 798400
Step Change Debt Charity –

Mon – Fri 8-8 Sat 8-4

0800 138 1111
Saneline – Mental Health Textcare – Over 18yrs

Open 16:30-22:30 daily

0300 304 7000
BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders)

Over 18yrs Helpline

0808 801 0677
BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders)

Young People under 18 helpline

0808 801 0711
Community Eating Disorder Service – Referral through CAMHS

Children and young people up to 19yrs. 

Aim to see;   Emergency cases within 24 hours, Urgent cases within 7 days and routine cases within 4 weeks

01302 796191/796000