Arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Totton College staff at all levels place learners’ safety as a high priority... all learners have a practical understanding of how to stay safe.


Read Ofsted’s feedback here.

Totton College’s safeguarding policy is incorporated within Nacro’s. The safety and wellbeing of service users and learners is at the heart of the service Nacro provides. We are committed to ensuring that students and anyone who accesses our services are free from abuse, harm and neglect, as well as protecting their health, wellbeing and human rights. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all Nacro employees, volunteers and contractors, whatever their role.

Nacro’s commitment is supported by a strong governance structure with roles and responsibilities clearly defined and promoted. Our nationally recognised best practice on safer recruitment policy includes detailed pre-employment screening and enhanced DBS checks to ensure that we recruit staff with the right values, skills and experience. You can read Nacro’s full safeguarding statement here.

Our safeguarding policies, covering the protection of adults and child protection, ensure that we provide a safe environment for all of our students and service users to learn and/or reside in. The policies cover a wide range of issues including:

Domestic violence
Teenage relationship abuse
Female genital mutilation
Child sexual exploitation
Trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery
Forced marriage, honour violence/killings
Gang violence and gang grooming
Online safety (including internet grooming and cyber bullying)

Nacro’s Prevent Policy – Preventing violent and non-violent extremism and radicalisation

Nacro has an up-to-date Prevent Policy as part of its duty to safeguard those using its services. The reviewed policy identifies that Directors and Operational leads have a responsibility for implementing individual prevent action plans for areas. This is done through a risk register and action plan form.

Get in touch
If you are concerned about the welfare of a student, service user or young person and wish to talk to someone, please get in touch.

Key contacts:

Operational Safeguarding Lead
Clare Kirk, Head of Learner Services and Safeguarding
M: 07973 436791

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jade Roots, Assistant Principal
T: 023 80 874 874
M: 07483 030221

For anyone looking to report a safeguarding issue, either student, parent or employer, please email If you are under 18 and would like to talk to someone outside of the college, you can contact ChildLine for free on 0800 1111.

If you’re worried about the welfare of a child contact the NSPCC helpline for professional help, advice and support – email or call 0808 800 5000.

We have welfare support available at the college as well as a councillor who can offer regular appointments if needed.

Useful links

Child sexual exploitation: 

Domestic violence:
Free 24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247
Disrespect Nobody – information and advice about relationships

Female genital mutilation:
NSPCC FGM helpline – email or call free on 0800 028 3550

Mental health:
Mind – email, text 86463 or call free on 0300 123 3393
Samaritans – email or call free on 116 123

Online safety:
Child exploitation and online protection

Educate Against Hate
Report online material promoting terrorism or extremism

Substance misuse:
FRANKsend an email, text 82111 or call free on 0300 123 6600

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