Support

Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Support

Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding

From your first day at College you will have a Study Programme Tutor (SPT) and you can talk to them, or another teacher, about any worries or concerns you may have. The College also has a team of Wellbeing Mentors who are available to offer practical support and advice for more challenging issues. They may offer a number of one-to-one meetings with you or signpost you to a specialist service who can help. Discussions with your Wellbeing Mentor are usually confidential unless we need to talk to someone else to help to keep you or others safe.

The Wellbeing team can provide support with:

  • Mental health issues including severe anxiety and depression
  • Personal problems including drug, alcohol and gambling addictions
  • Support for trans or gender questioning students
  • Relationship difficulties including students who are at risk of homelessness
  • Any situation where you feel that you are not safe and need help
  • Overcoming barriers to learning

WELLBEING DROP IN SESSIONS (Term Time Only)

Drop-In sessions are for advice & information, referrals to an external agency, and signposting to campus group sessions. We run regular drop in sessions at each of our campuses during the term:

Eastbourne campus:

Tuesdays: 10:45am - 11:45am in EC210

Thursdays: 1:00pm - 2:00pm in EC210

Hastings Station Plaza campus:

Tuesdays: 10:00am - 11:00am in the Student Support Office

Thursdays: 1:00pm - 2:00pm in the Student Support Office

Hastings Ore Valley campus:

Tuesdays: 10:00am - 11:00am OV18a

Thursdays: 1:00pm - 2:00pm OV18a

Lewes campus:

Tuesdays: 10:45am - 11:45am in CB134

Thursdays: 1:00pm - 2:00pm in CB134


GROUP SESSIONS (Term Time Only)

Our group sessions foucus on things like mindfulness, anger management, and resilience.

These sessions are roll on, roll off and will be on a 4-week cycle, therefore you can join at any time. Please contact the following Safeguarding Manager to find out times and location:

Lewes: Julia Proven 030 300 39129
Eastbourne: Helen Ding 030 300 39516
Hastings: Lydia Leonard 01424 458553


LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

If you are a Looked After Child (LAC) you will have access to 1:1 support from one of our Safeguarding Managers. Your allocated staff member will act as an advocate for you with any issues you may encounter on your course and will attend meetings with external services around how you are getting on at College.

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SAFEGUARDING AND PREVENT

We have a designated team to protect our students and actively promote safeguarding.

If you are at college and you feel you, or a fellow student, are in immediate risk of danger or harm, please call the Safeguarding Emergency Number for your campus (Mon-Fri 09:00am - 5:00pm Term Time only).

Safeguarding Management Team

Rebecca Conroy
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Tel: 030 300 38889

Helen Ding (Eastbourne)
Tel: 030 300 39516

Lydia Leonard (Hastings)
Tel: 01424 458553

Julia Proven (Lewes)
Tel:
030 300 39129

Safeguarding Governor
Vic Kempner

Safeguarding Emergency Numbers

Even though we are working from home the college Safeguarding Team can still be contacted Monday-Friday, 9-5pm on the numbers below.

Please call or text us if you are at risk of harm or are concerned about someone else:

Eastbourne: 07980 049312
Hastings: 0784 8442081
Lewes: 0782 3668772