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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Our safeguarding contact at Franklin Sixth Form College

Ben Kirk, the College’s Student Services Manager is the named member of the College with responsibility for Safeguarding issues.

Ben can be contacted via phone or email and his contact details can be found below: 

Phone: 01472 875000 ext 762

Email: ben.kirk@franklin.ac.uk


The College is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of its students

The College has a Safeguarding Policy and a Prevent Policy; these can be found by following the links below.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Prevent Policy

As a college we aim to:

  • Ensure that we practice safe recruitment when checking the suitability of staff, governors and volunteers to work with students
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues through staff training
  • Ensure a whole college, zero tolerance approach to all forms of child-on-child abuse, including sexual violence and harassment.
  • Ensure procedures are in place for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse, and/or where a student may be at risk of harm
  • Establish a safe environment in which students can learn and develop and where they feel secure and are listened to
  • Support our students to develop a safer, healthy lifestyle
  • Ensure that students know there are staff in the College whom they could approach if they are worried.

For more information the North East Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board website is available here: https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/health-wellbeing-and-social-care/childrens-social-care/


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

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:

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)

Emergencies

Dial 999 emergency

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

24 hours, 7 days a week

www.samaritans.org

Telephone: (Free phone) 116 123

Crisis Team Harrison House (Over 18)

01472 252366

Young Minds Matter (CAMHS) (Under 18)

01472 252570

Rethink -   Mental Health Crisis

www.rethink.org

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)

 Welfare/Support/Advice

Kooth – Online counselling service

This is available for the foreseeable future while college is closed.

www.kooth.com

Open Minds Grimsby

01472 625100

Steps to Change (Lincolnshire)

01507 607383

Housing/Financial Issues

Foyer Grimsby

01472 580550

Doorstep

01472 321444

YPSS

01472 326987