Keeping the young people and vulnerable adults studying here safe is something we take very seriously. We’ve got policies in place to ensure safer recruitment and to deal with any allegations.


It’s something we have clear guidelines on for our staff, covering:

  • Lines of communication
  • Language - verbal and written
  • Physical contact
  • Working alone with learners
  • Behaviour and attitude
  • Relationships
  • Using sanctions
  • Whistle blowing

What should I do if I’m concerned about a learner?

  • Don’t promise confidentiality
  • Tell a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately – just ask Reception who’ll locate someone
  • Tell the learner what you’re doing and why
  • Don’t investigate
  • Make a record of any conversation

Guidelines for visitors: help us keep our learners safe

  • Please make sure you wear your visitor/contractor lanyard at all time and keep to the boundaries of the purpose of your visit
  • Please make sure you’re escorted by a staff member at all times
  • Please be mindful of your own behaviours in relation to learners
  • Please act promptly if you see or are approached by a learner in distress

Get in touch

The Safeguarding Team is happy to talk to learners, staff and visitors. Ask in the Learner Hub, talk to us directly or in an emergency, ask Reception to locate one of us.

John Beaty: 01283 494470

Katy Broomfield: 01283 494418

Contact Details

Contact Details

Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

Town Centre Campus

Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB