Safeguarding

Learning Unlimited is part of the Chesterfield College group, which is committed to safeguarding our students (including apprentices), staff and visitors. Safeguarding means:

  • Promotion of health and development
  • Ensuring safety and care
  • Ensuring the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment

The term ‘safeguarding’ embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep our students, staff and visitors safe. Safeguarding encompasses students’ health and safety, welfare and well-being. We have developed a Safeguarding Policy and Procedure that aims to meet this commitment.

If you study with us as an apprentice or your child is an apprentice and you have any safeguarding concerns, you can contact the Chesterfield College Safeguarding team in the first instance by contacting the safeguarding lead at your local Learning Unlimited centre or office, whose addresses you can find to the right.

Alternatively, you can contact the central safeguarding team at Chesterfield College in the following ways:
Email: ccsafe@chesterfield.ac.uk
Text: 88020 (start your message with ‘ccsafe’)

The NSPCC also have a texting service. You can anonymously text 88858 for free and the Helpline will send an automated confirmation response followed by a specific response from a Helpline practitioner within three hours.

You can access further, detailed information on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), the Prevent Duty and British Values, forced marriage, child sexual exploitation, online safety and information for parents here

A copy of the group’s Safeguarding policy can be found here

If you have any Safeguarding concerns when our phone lines are closed and the Safeguarding team are unavailable, you should contact either your Local Authority Out of Hours Social Care number for any concerns relating to a child (under 18), which you can find by putting in the postcode of where you’re reporting from at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse-to-local-council

Alternatively, if you feel that a child or any other student is at immediate risk and in need of protection you should contact the Police immediately (999 emergency, 101 non-emergency). These organisations will be able to help you and take any necessary action. Please contact the Safeguarding team when we re-open in order for a Safeguarding Officer to follow this up on your behalf and offer the appropriate support.