Humberside Police Cyber Security Team Update

During this unprecedented time, it is important for young people and families to stay safe online while working and studying from home.

Humberside Police will be updating their Twitter and Facebook page twice a day with info on staying safe online.

Please find below some useful links about how to stay safe online:

Useful Videos:-

How to stay safe online

BT Parent guide to on-line safety -

NSPCC on-line safety -

DfE – Resources about hate and extremism for teachers and parents -

UK Safer Internet Centre -

Let's talk about it (preventing terrorism) -

Response to COVID-19

There have been significant changes within our college settings and within the UK in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. This annex sets out some of the adjustments Hull College Group is making in line with the changed arrangements in the college and following advice from Government. The current position is that, following the Government announcement, all Hull College sites are closed and timetables have been postponed, and moved to on–line learning via our Canvas platform.

Despite the changes, the College’s Safeguarding Policy and Guidance is fundamentally the same: the safety and welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk always comes first, staff will continue to respond robustly to safeguarding concerns and referrals will continue to be made in line with our established safeguarding procedure.

The pressures on children, young people, and adults and their families at this time are significant. There will be heightened awareness of family pressures for a variety of reasons including through having to stay within the household, through financial hardship, or health and well-being anxieties. These areas should be considered in terms of setting any work for learners to undertake at home (including recognising the impact of online learning and the ability to access on line resources). Staff may be aware of the mental health and well-being of both learners and their parents or carers, and should refer to our safeguarding reporting procedures via Promonitor about any emerging concerns or worries.

Hull College has undertaken a scoping exercise to identify the most vulnerable learners and individual arrangements have been made with learners who are subject to Child Protection plans, Child in Need plans, Children Looked After (CLA), young carers, SEND and those with an EHCP. Additionally the college had identified learners where there are concerns about their safety and well-being, for example mental health, domestic abuse and violence, and drug and alcohol issues, including where partnership agencies may be already be involved.

For learners subject to a Child Protection Plan and Child In Need Plan, and who have an allocated social worker: contact will be made by Student Support Officers (who are also Designated Safeguarding Officers) a minimum twice weekly with these learners. If families request alternative arrangements, this will be discussed and agreed with the allocated social worker.

For Learners who are Children Looked After (CLA) contact will be made by Student Support Officers (who are also Designated Safeguarding Officers) who will call daily, weekly or twice weekly as agreed with the learner, carer and social worker.

For students with an EHCP and/ or high needs learners: SEND Team Leaders (who are also Designated Safeguarding Officers) will maintain regular contact as agreed with learners and parents/carers. Support can be delivered through individual arrangements based on curriculum activity and needs.

For learners on the edge of social care involvement, prior social care involvement, or identified as potentially at risk with safeguarding concerns regular contact will be made by either Student Support Officers, Youth Workers, SEND Team Leaders (who are all Designated Safeguarding Officers) a minimum once per week for a safety and welfare check, and to ensure the necessary level of support is being offered.

Hull College Group recognises that the health, welfare and social care needs of our learners can change, sometimes quickly, particularly in the current extremely challenging circumstances of Covid 19, social distancing potentially leading to increased social isolation, and remote learning and working for staff. As a college adapting to working remotely we are able to respond to changing needs and assess appropriate signposting and referral to key local health and social care agencies, and working closely with these agencies provide interventions that will continue to support learners and keep them safe.

NB: Contact will be made to learners remotely through telephone calls/text messaging, Promonitor, Canvass or other appropriate methods.

Reporting Arrangements

Hull College has a team of trained safeguarding officers who will respond to any safeguarding concerns and provide ongoing support to students, working closely with parents and carers, and partnership agencies.

Click here to download a contact list for the Safeguarding team at the college

Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead
David Greenway – – Tel: 01482 598738 Mobile: 07538113395

Deputy Designated Safeguarding
Alex Reveley– – Tel: 01482 598932 (EXT 2925)

For all Safeguarding emergencies, please call 07824482499.

Normal safeguarding procedures apply for referrals to children’s social care in Hull and East Riding which will be via the Early Help and Safeguarding Hubs (EHaSH). This contact and referral will go through the Designated Safeguarding Officer with support from the Designated and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (contacts above). Emergency out of hours guidance and support for Hull and East Riding are as follows:


Children & Families. EHaSH 01482 448 879 during normal office hours

Adults at Risk via Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Tel 01482 616092

After 5pm Emergency Duty Team on 01482 300 304 out of normal office hours

East Riding

Children & Families. Via EHaSH 01482 395500

Adults at Risk Telephone: (01482) 396940

After 5pm, call the Emergency Duty Team on 01377 241273

Should a child, young person, or adult be at risk of immediate significant harm, the college will immediately contact the police on 999 for advice to safeguard and protect a vulnerable learner. This is in line with local safeguarding protocols in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire

Allegations or concerns about staff working with children and young people

Allegations or concerns about staff working with children and young people

As per the statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) any concerns about the behaviour or conduct of staff towards learners should be reported immediately to: Nicola Dimond (Vice Principal Human Resources) via email at

Hull College has confirmed the arrangements to contact the LADO at the Hull Local Authority remain unchanged:, East Riding of Yorkshire email:

OnLine Safeguarding Risks

Young people continue to use the internet more and more to stay connected and in contact with family, friends and college staff. Online safety and risks continue to be an area of concern with young people in particular. Hull College is also using online approaches to deliver education, training and support. Staff will be aware of the signs of cyberbullying, child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, and other risks online and apply the same child-centred safeguarding focus and practices whether students are in college or working remotely. The college continues to ensure appropriate filters and monitors are in place supported via our IT Department. It is clear that young people are at greater risk of on line abuse. We remind all staff to maintain the view that ‘it could happen here’ and to immediately report any concern via the Promonitor safeguarding tab. Students accessing remote learning will continue to receive guidance on keeping safe online and know how to raise concerns with their tutor.


We recognise the potential for abuse between children and young people. All staff remain vigilant to the signs of child-on-child abuse., including between young people who are not currently attending our provision, and report any concerns, no matter how small to the Safeguarding Team.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023) continues to be the key statutory guidance, schools and college’s must follow.

The link to Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) can be found below and contains relevant information about safeguarding risks all college staff need to be aware of whether in our outside college. Staff are advised to re-familiarise themselves with this guidance and seek guidance from a Designated Safeguarding Officer if they are unclear about anything.


The college recognises that it has a legal and moral duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. When you start with us we want your time here to be an enjoyable, rewarding, fun, and safe experience. Safeguarding you is very important to us; we want you to feel safe and to be safe. You are our number one priority and we take your safety and well-being very seriously.

If for any reason you feel unsafe, because of something that is happening to you in college, or outside college then please speak to your tutor who will support and advise you. If for any reason your tutor is unavailable, you can speak to any member of staff or ask for the Emergency Duty Safeguarding Officer at the main Chesters reception area.

When you enrol with us you will be provided with information that tells you what to do if you are concerned about something or feel unsafe. This includes emergency contact details for a range of local services for when you are not in college, and feel unsafe. There is a Safeguarding Team, who are available to talk to if students have any concerns, are unhappy, or even if they are worried about the welfare of a friend or fellow student. Students can talk to one of the team about such things as bullying, accommodation problems, abuse (in any of its forms), self-harm, drug or alcohol issues, domestic violence, or whatever may be a concern.

Looked after child and care leaver information

Hull College works collaboratively with the Local Authority to ensure appropriate arrangements for monitoring and supporting the progress of looked after children and care leavers in line with their age and development are in place, and as they progress through further and higher education. Our aim is to:

  • Assist and support young people to apply to the appropriate course at college.
  • To help young people maximise their potential.
  • Facilitate staff in the college and social care settings to work effectively with care leavers in line with the Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations Volume 3: Planning Transition to Adulthood for Care Leavers (2010)
  • This collaboration with the Local Authority covers:
  • Careers guidance, applications to college, and support at interviews
  • Information sharing
  • Practical and financial support to care leavers
  • Specific support to care leavers to maintain college places, for example our designated LAC Mentoring Service
  • Moving on from college
  • How to resolve issues and problems

Working collaboratively with the Local Authority enables early identification through pathway planning and (e)Peps. Prior to enrolment the designated person for LAC meets with the Lac coordinators and social workers to identify any specific support needs and any potential barriers to learning. Information is then appropriately shared with the members of the curriculum area directly involved with supporting that student. We regularly facilitate PEPS and CLA and our ultimate aim is to be a single point of access to promote continuity and a consistent support network.

If you feel unsafe or threatened, tell your tutor, student coach or another member of staff.

During Opening Hours

If for any reason you feel unsafe, because of something that is happening to you in college, or outside college. then please speak to your your tutor or ask for the Emergency Duty Safeguarding Officer at the main Chesters reception area (Monday – Thursday 8.00am-6pm & Friday 8.30am-4.30pm).

You can ring Reception on 01482 329943

Out of Hours Contacts

Concerns about your personal safety

Police call 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)

Concerns about your health and well-being

Out of hours Drs and Hospitals call 111

Out of hours services (For children and adults)

  • (Hull) Emergency Duty Team on 01482 300304

Cyber-bullying, Hacking, e-Safety and Online Abuse

e-Safety - Safety Guidance for Online Learning

  1. You have a right to keep information about you private. You only have to tell people what you really want them to know.
  2. You have a right to explore the internet but remember that you cannot trust everything that you see or read on the internet.
  3. Remember not everyone is who they say they are on the internet. You have a right to tell someone if you think anyone is suspicious.
  4. You have the right to not be videoed or photographed by anyone using cameras, web cams or mobile phones.
  5. You have a right not to be bullied by others on the Internet and you have the right to report this to an adult if this happens.
  6. We are all responsible for treating everyone on line with dignity and respect. You should not use behaviour or language that would be offensive or upsetting to somebody else.

The NCA's CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking.

British Values

British Values 

Hull College is dedicated to promoting values which support our learners to develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

Learners are prepared for life in modern Britain by developing an understanding of:

How we can influence decision making through democratic processes such as the national electoral system, local elections or our own Students’ Union elections.

The Rule of Law
The rule of law, in its most basic form, is the principle that no one is above the law and that the law applies equally to us all, rulers and ruled alike. We are law abiding citizens and we are all accountable to the laws of our society.

Individual Liberty
We understand and exercise our human rights in a safe environment. Students are supported and encouraged to make informed choices about their future progression pathways.

Mutual Respect and Acceptance
We promote the importance of mutual respect through our shared ‘Acceptable Standards’ of behaviour and we actively promote diversity and accept that people have different faiths or beliefs.

Hull College Safeguarding Team

If you have any safeguarding concerns or worries in the first instance please contact any of the following:

Hull College

Designated Senior Safeguarding Lead

David Greenway.

Ex 2038. Mobile: 07538113395


Deputy Designated Senior Safeguarding Lead

Alex Reveley.

Ex 3917

Head of 14-16 College


Elizabeth Hammond -

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Officer

14-16 College


HCUK Training

Trevor Spencer.

01482 313456. Ex 3456 Mob:07947678663

Mentor Support

Childcare Centre

Sarah Turner – 01482 598931 Ex. 2931

Centre Manager


Laura Wilkinson –01482 223646 Ex. 2940

Deputy Manager


Further Education

Andrew McCartney. Mobile: 07944242280

Attendance & Intervention Officer


Kate Blamires – Mob: 07947721924 Ex. 2232

SEND Team Leader


Kerry Holden-Anderson - 01482 598736. Ex 2101

Senior College Counsellor


Leanne Parker – Mob: 07538113418 Ex. 1052

SEND Team Leader


Carrie Leah. Mob Mob: 07538113394 Ex. 2107

SEND Team Leader


Tina Lynam. Ex 2173. Mobile: 07538 113441

Head of Institute for Adult Provision


Hull Safeguarding Children Partnership

Hull Safeguarding Children’s Partnership website  provides information for everyone, including professionals, volunteers, children and young people and their families, to ensure that children are safe.

TRUE VISION: Stop Hate Crime

Click the link below to find information on hate crime and how to report it.

Hull Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board

Caring for adults with care &
support needs in our community