At Lincoln College we take the Safeguarding of our students and visitors seriously.
If you need someone to speak to or you need to report something suspicious you can approach any member of staff to assist you with this. Staff are clearly identifiable as wearing a blue lanyard that says Lincoln College STAFF and have all had training to assist you with a first point of contact.
Alternatively visit any of the reception areas in Lincoln, Newark or Gainsborough college’s and ask to speak to someone from Student Services or a member of the Safeguarding Team.
There is an evening duty manager on call until 8pm. Please speak to your tutor or Deans Reception (Lincoln) if you need to report a concern after 5.15pm.
We also have a direct email link, please see below.
For additional support external to college please see the list of Useful numbers and websites on this page.
To contact a safeguarding staff member during the daytime call the Safeguarding mobile number 07580 975854 :or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns or enquiries at any time.Further information can be found in the following documents:
- Safeguarding Policy
- Student Safeguarding Handbook
- Staff Safeguarding Handbook
- Keeping children safe in education (DFE Guide)
- Run Hide Tell information
- Snapchat tips for parents
- Safeguarding Handbook for Employers
- Support & Mental Health Card
- Online Safety Handbook
- Safeguarding Policy COVID 19
All FE providers have a duty to safeguard their students, Prevent is about safeguarding our students to keep them both safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing students from having political and religious views and concerns but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.
If you have concerns with regard to any of our students please contact our Safeguarding Team (email@example.com)
If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK and the college is closed, report it at The Metropolitan Police website www.met.police.uk using their quick and confidential online tool under Tell Us About. They monitor this service 24 hours a day.
The Met hosts this reporting service on behalf of all UK police forces.
Below is the official Counter Terrorism Policing Teams advice as to what to do in the unlikely event of being caught up in a situation where you are fearful for your safety. It only takes 5 minutes to watch but may just save your life. We encourage all of our staff and students to watch.
You can also find out what to do in a weapons or firearms situation while on campus according to the Counter Terrorism Policing Team.
Bullying, Harassment and Hate Crime
Lincoln College has a zero tolerance towards any form of Bullying, Harassment or Hate Crime.
Bullying, harassment and hate crimes, by their nature are corrosive, tormenting and distressing and can have a significant physical and emotional impact on groups and individuals. They can take many forms from name calling or offensive language/gestures to direct physical assault. Bullying, harassment or hate crimes can also occur in an online environment and include both Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking, which entail the malicious use of technology to harass, threaten, maliciously pressure or embarrass an individual online.
If you are concerned that you or someone else is suffering any form of bullying or harassment, be it physical or online, then please make contact with the Safeguarding Team for advice or talk with your course tutor.
Don't suffer in silence.
Lincoln College is also a safe reporting centre for hate crime and we take all reports seriously. We work closely with partnership agencies to raise awareness of hate crime and increase reporting. We encourage our staff and learners to report any incidents to our Safeguarding Team internally or externally to Stop Hate UK.
Useful numbers and websites
Stop Hate Crime - 0800 138 1625
Shelter - 0808 800 4444 Shelter.org.uk
Samaritans - 0845 790 9090
Ofsted - About concerns 0300 123 4666
Childline - 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Lincolnshire Children’s Safeguarding Board - www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb
Lincolnshire Children Services Customer Service Centre (CSC) - 01522 782111.
Lincolnshire Adults Safeguarding Board - www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lsab
Lincolnshire Adults Social Care - 01522 782155
Lincolnshire Children's Emergency Duty Team / Emergency Social Care Services - Outside of office hours - 01522 782333
Lincolnshire Police - Non–emergency 101 then request Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire Adult Mental Health Crisis Team - 01522 573648 (24 hrs)
NHS – Walk In Centre - 63 Monks Road, Lincoln. 8am – 8pm (01522 528153)
West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service - 01427 616219
Nottinghamshire Children Safeguarding Board - www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/nscb
Nottinghamshire Adult Safeguarding Board - www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/nsab
Nottinghamshire Multi – Agency Safeguarding Hub - 0300 500 80 90 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottinghamshire Police - Non emergency 101 then request Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire Womens Aid - 0808 800 0340
Nottinghamshire Crisis and Home Treatment Resolution and Home Treatment Team (24 hrs)
If your call is relating to a service user open to the team or known to adult mental health services. Or you are seeking advice regarding a mental health crisis mental health services then please contact:
- Bassetlaw - 0300 123 1804
- City - 0300 300 0065
- County South - 0300 123 2901
- Mansfield and Ashfield - 0115 956 0860