Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding, Prevent and support for student welfare

Ensuring that our students are safe in their personal lives and in the community is critical to everything we do. The college will be providing continued advice and support to students who are considered to be vulnerable and for those who receive free college meals and bursaries.

Safeguarding and Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism 

If a student has a concern about themselves or another student, please contact safeguarding@cwc.ac.uk.

All students that are subject to a Child Protection and Child in Need plan or are Looked After Children will be contacted at least once a week.  We will keep in contact by teams, email or phone.  Their social workers will be informed of the situation that the college is in and the fact that conferences, core groups and professional meetings will either be conducted via email updates or dialling in to the meeting remotely.

We will aim to maintain contact with vulnerable learners, known to College Student Support teams by teams, email or phone, on a regular basis.

Contacting the Safeguarding Teams

If you need to contact a member of the safeguarding team, please contact safeguarding@cwc.ac.uk.

Opening hours

  1. We will be operating during normal business hours:

9.00am – 5.00pm (Monday – Thursday) 
9.00am – 4.30pm (Friday).

If you have concerns out of hours the following advice should be followed:

Out of hours emergency safeguarding contacts

Agencies

If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic abuse find out how to report domestic abuse.

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and listen to the questions from the operator and, if you can, respond by coughing or tapping on the handset.

Call 999 from a mobile

If prompted, press 55 to Make Yourself Heard and this will transfer your call to the police.

Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.

Refuge – 0808 2000 247

Victim support - 0808 1689 111

Women’s Aid – Email only:  helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Rights of Women (law advice) - 020 7251 6575

Respect (MEN’s advice line) – 0808 8010327

Honor network helpline – 0800 5999247

National Domestic Violence helpline - 0808 200 0247 (24hours)

Shelter – 0207 3282297

Crisis - 0300 636 1967

St Mungo’s - 02038566000

Centre point- 08454663400

Westminster homeless action together- 07904916970

End YOUTH Homelessness – 02074236865

British Red Cross- 07432739066


Further Information

For students who are already in contact with one of our safeguarding team or with the college’s Health and Wellbeing Adviser.

If you have been working with us through the safeguarding team or the college’s Health and Wellbeing Adviser, we will continue to maintain contact with you. This will be via email and phone calls, on a regular basis, at times which we will agree with you.

Students who are in care or who are care leavers 

We are currently working with local authorities to ensure that all students who are in care or who are care leavers have access to online learning. This means that there is a laptop or desktop computer which can be used, along with internet access, so that your college studies can be continued. If you need further advice or support about online learning on your course, this will be available through your tutor or see above for contact details of our safeguarding team.

Careers and Employability Advice and Guidance.

Our Careers Advisors are available to offer support and guidance on  progression and employment. Students who are currently making HE applications can get help and support on HE Finance, accepting offers etc. Students can also access support on apprenticeship applications, CV writing and interview techniques. Our careers advisers are available to discuss future options with you and to signpost you to useful resources to help you with employability skills.

Please contact the Careers team by emailing careers@cwc.ac.uk. A members of the team will be in contact with you.

Work Experience

Our Work Experience team are also available to offer advice and support.  Please email WEX@cwc.ac.uk