Grantham College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our students and visitors.
The College's Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults policy sets out the steps we take to protect children and young people and the procedures we would use to deal with any concerns.
The person employed by the college to ensure adequate safeguarding arrangements is:
Drew Richardson-Walsh, Assistant Principal: Services for Students (Tel: 01476 404376)
Drew is supported by a small team of staff who are also trained to respond to concerns regarding reported abuse. Anyone can contact the College Safeguarding Team by emailing:
The team members are:
Lorna Hollands, Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor (Tel: 01476 414413)
Lucy Foster, Student Life Manager (Tel: 01476 404334)
Sarah Szulczewski, Student Experience Manager (Tel: 01476 400260)
Dave Ferguson, Student Mentor (Tel: 01476 404383)
Grantham College has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the College functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults receiving education and training at the College.
The governing body is committed to ensuring that the College provides a safe environment for students to learn in, identifies children and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm, and takes appropriate action to see that such children and vulnerable adults are kept safe, both at home and at the College.
You can view our Safeguarding Children Vulnerable Adults Policy by clicking on the hyperlink.
The college responds accordingly to prevent students from entering into extremist behaviour, radicalisation or terrorism and ensures that all staff within the college are trained in understanding how to act should they have a concern about a student. In addition to this, key messages are delivered as part of the taught curriculum which encourage debate and discussion about the dangers facing the UK at present.
Throughout the year events and activities are organised to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. We work closely with our team of Chaplains, our students and staff to organise the Multi-Faith Roadshow, One World Week alongside inviting in guest speakers and organisations to help inform and educate our students, to enable them to become active UK citizens.
Information for parents and carers
Information for parents can be found by clicking this link.
Promoting Fundamental British Values
College information regarding how Fundamental British Values are embedded across the college can be found by clicking this link.