The College aims to fulfil its duties to safeguard & promote the welfare of children/young people by:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for all children & young people
  • Developing and implementing procedures to identify and report cases, or suspected cases, of abuse, including allegations against staff
  • Working with other agencies to support children/young people who have been abused
  • Raising awareness and understanding of child protection issues with staff and implement safe recruitment procedures
  • Raising awareness and understanding of child protection issues with children/young people, equipping them with skills to keep them safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

If you have concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of a student please contact one of the designated staff below at the College, on 01977 657600:

Designated Safeguarding Person with responsibility for Child Protection Issues:

  • Mrs J Collins – Assistant Principal, Student Wellbeing & Safety

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Persons:

  • Mr D Fairhurst – Inclusion Manager
  • Mrs A Jarratt – Assistant SENCO
  • Mrs L Allen – DSL Safeguarding Officer
  • Mr D Benson – E-Safety Co-ordinator
  • Mrs B Semper – Designated Safeguarding Governor

For more information please see our Safeguarding policy:

Resource Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy – Some policies linked within this document are currently under review Download File
COVID 19 Closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Minsthorpe Community College. Download File
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Vist Site
Safeguarding Team Poster Download File
Talking to your child about online sexual harassment poster for Parents 2021 Download File
Talking to your child about online sexual harassment a guide for Parents 2021 Download File
Extremism & Radicalisation – A Guide For Parents Download File
Young People’s Safeguarding Charter Download File
ParentInfo – Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online Visit Site
Operation Encompass Download File
Knife Crime Download File
LADO Parent / Carer Download File
Signs of Safety Download File
Exam Top Tips Download File
Educate Against Hate Visit Site
Barnardo’s Real Love Rocks Visit Site
Relationship Matters Visit Site
Complaints Procedure Visit Site
Water Safety – Yorkshire Regional Underwater and Marine Search Unit Visit Site
28-day Mindfulness Challenge Download File
Going Back to School Download File
Managing Separation Anxiety Download File
Managing Separation Anxiety – Activity Book Download File
Managing Separation Post Lockdown Poster – Parents & Carers Download File
Managing Separation Anxiety – A Guide for Parents and Carers Download File
Wakefield CAMHS leaflet Download File
Express Yourself – #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek – Tips for Parents and Carers Download File
9 activities to do with your child at home during lockdown Download File
Choose well for your mental health and wellbeing – a guide for adults Download File
Mental health resources for children, parents, carers and school/ college staff Download File
Support Services for Parents Download File
Night Owls Download File
Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents Download File