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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection contact at Franklin Sixth Form College

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Franklin is Jo North, Assistant Principal. The college also has a number of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads who support the DSL in the day to day operations of the College.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads can be contacted via phone or email:

Phone: 01472 875000


The College is fully committed to Safeguarding and Child Protection and, promoting the well-being of its students

Franklin has a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and a Prevent Policy; these can be found by following the links below.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Prevent Policy

The College has clear objectives:

  • To provide a safe environment for children, young people and adults in which to work, learn and take part in social and recreational activity
  • To identify people who are experiencing, or likely to experience significant harm, providing support and taking appropriate action with the objective of producing positive outcomes for those people
  • To foster, promote and maintain a genuine feeling of safety throughout the College via the curriculum, pastoral support, and appropriate working practices through the promotion of a College ethos where everyone feels secure, valued and listened to
  • To act where appropriate to safeguard the person through working in partnership with other agencies
  • To educate all students and staff in safeguarding and child protection issues so that they become more aware and confident in dealing with issues relating to those matters

For more information on the North East Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board website is available here.

Your well-being is important to us at all times during the day, so we feel that it is important to share some key out-of-hours contact numbers that you can ring when the college is closed.

If you require welfare or safeguarding services please see the following details below.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Risk of harm to self or others e.g. self- harm, suicide, physical, emotional or psychological abuse - please remember you can contact your GP and the following services as appropriate:

You can also find lots of useful support service on our Wellbeing Support page, click here.

Local Hospital Accident and Emergency

Walk in to department or dial 999

Serious risk or concern about self or others

Dial 101 (Non- emergency to report an incident)


Dial 999 emergency

Samaritans for people that are experiencing thoughts of low mood/ suicide

24 hours, 7 days a week

Telephone: (Free phone) 116 123

Crisis Team Harrison House (Over 18)

01472 256256

(Followed by option 3)

Young Minds Matter (CAMHS) (Under 18)

01472 252570

Rethink -   Mental Health Crisis

Social Care Services (Concerns of abuse/neglect) FFAP – Families First Access Point

Children Assessment & Safeguarding Service run the Out of Hours Service, which you can contact on 01472 326292 (option 2 - becomes emergency line after 5.00pm)


Kooth – Online counselling service

Open Minds Grimsby

01472 625100

Steps to Change (Lincolnshire)

01507 607383

Housing/Financial Issues


01472 321444


01472 326987



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