Safeguarding College

Across our college’s safeguarding young people and adults is given the highest priority. 

All our staff receive regular updates on child protection and safeguarding alongside annual training in a variety of areas.  

All staff are aware of the college’s safeguarding and child protection procedures and reporting expectations. 

Our colleges have a well-established pastoral concern system this allows the recording of pastoral and safeguarding concerns via our MIS System Databridge.

The pastoral team work with a wide range of external agencies to provide support for learners and their families.

If you have any concerns about any students at our college’s, please contact the designated safeguarding lead or you can make a referral yourself using any of the methods listed below:

For more information related to our safeguarding approaches at Expanse Learning please refer to the Policies section of the website.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Julieanne Prescott

Karl Wane

Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO)

Emma Taylor

Gemma Bradshaw

Governors Responsible for Safeguarding

Christine Galligan

Martin Budden - Chair of the Governing body

Useful Safeguarding Links


Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and violent extremism.

The Prevent duty is about ensuring that appropriate support is available for individuals who may demonstrate vulnerabilities to radicalisation.

Prevent at Expanse Learning is an extension of our safeguarding processes in the same way that we help safeguard young people from neglect, exploitation, domestic abuse, substance misuse and other forms of harm.

The Prevent duty supports colleges to have due to regard to the need to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism.

All of our staff undertake Prevent awareness training to equip them to identify young people at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. Our staff team have a general understanding of the risks affecting young people in the area and a specific understanding of how to identify individual young people who may be at risk of radicalisation and what to do to support them.

We have clear procedures in place for protecting young people at risk of radicalisation, these procedures are set out in our safeguarding policy.

Designated lead for Prevent

Richard King

Karl Wane

Useful Prevent Links:

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