Safeguarding

In addition to the academic tuition provided by the teaching team, the College also has an overriding responsibility to ensure that students feel safe and secure, both within the College and outside of it.

Whilst the academic team deal with any subject related concerns, and any concerns relating to day-to-day matters expected within a school environment, such as students feeling unwell or stressed with study which can be dealt with by the Tutor or other relevant members of staff, serious concerns related to the welfare of a child, albeit from the child itself, a teacher or a classmate, or another party, are dealt with by the school safeguarding team.

The safeguarding team is currently as below

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Tharshiny Pankaj (contactable on 0208 966 9900 and tharshiny.pankaj@regentcollege.uk.com)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss Caroline Shepheard (contactable on 0208 966 9900 and Caroline.Shepheard@regentcollege.uk.com) and Mrs Vinita Gaur (contactable on 0208 966 9900 and Vinita.Gaur@regentcollege.uk.com)

If you would like to read more about safeguarding at Regent Independent College, please refer to our Safeguarding Policy which can be accessed here – REGENT INDEPENDENT COLLEGE POLICIES

If you are a student who has a concern, or would like help, but prefers not to bring the matter to the attention of Regent Independent College, please find below information about other organisations that can provide support.

Helplines
Support Line Telephone Helpline 01708 765200 Provides emotional support and information relating to other helplines, counsellors and support groups throughout the UK including helplines and face to face for young people www.supportline.org.uk
Get Connected 0808 808 4994 It is a free telephone and email helpline which can connect a child or young person to any UK helpline where appropriate. www.getconnected.org.uk
Brook Young People’s Information Service 020 7617 8000 Information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. Also run a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website. 24hr recorded information line on a range of sexual health topics. Centres throughout the UK offering free contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling. www.brook.org.uk
Childline 0800 1111 Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc. www.childline.org.uk
Child Law Advice line 0808 802 0008 Represents the interests of children and young people in matters of law and policy affecting them. Providing free advice and information service by letter and phone. Free representation service to children and parents in education disputes. www.childrenslegalcentre.com
Forced Marriages 020 7008 0151 Enter Forced Marriages into search bar at top of site – Service provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to protect young people from forced marriages abroad. Service offers help to young people in these circumstances to help get them back to the UK. www.fco.gov.uk
Samaritans 0845 790 9090 24hr service offering emotional support. www.samaritans.org
Worth Talking About 0300 123 2930 Helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health. www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout
Websites
www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout Good information on how to manage anger, section for young people and children
www.childnet.com Site aimed at children and young people with advice on staying safe online, online games, chatrooms, email and mobile phones
www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk An interactive site with resources for young people with depression using self help ideas and relaxation techniques
www.divorceaid.co.uk If you have concerns and fears relating to your parents divorce click on ‘Child Aid’ button at top of home page and then go to the Child or Teenager section as appropriate.
www.dotcomcf.org Giving children the tools to cope with risky situations.
www.kidshealth.org Has a teens section dealing with issues like body image, sexual health, drugs, alcohol etc
www.studentdepression.org Site contains excellent information and help for anyone feeling depressed.
www.teenagehealthfreak.org Lots of information including advice and information on bullying, eating disorders, legal rights, self harm, suicidal, confidentiality when seeing a GP
www.thesite.org Advice, information and support for young people
www.youthaccess.org.uk Online information on local youth information, advice, counseling and support services