East Coast College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The college has measures in place to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns please contact us using the information below.

What does safeguarding mean?

We want you to feel safe at all times and if you don’t we want to help you!

You might feel unsafe if:

  • Things aren’t ok at home
  • You feel nervous or worried all of the time
  • You’re in a relationship that scares you
  • A friend is being harmed
  • Someone is making you do things you don’t want to

We are here to help you:

07747442823 – Lowestoft

07795306828 – Great Yarmouth

Anti-bullying Policy

East Coast College is committed to providing a supportive, friendly, safe and positive environment free from offensive behaviour. Bullying of any kind is therefore not tolerated and disciplinary action will follow.

Online Safety

Online safety applies to all areas of life – how we live, learn, and interact with others. The Safeguarding and Wellbeing team can offer support during office hours to anyone worried about the safety of themselves or others. In emergency situations, please call 999. The college has Smoothwall Firewall protection to help keep students using college devices and wifi safe. This is checked regularly and searches that raise concern are shared with the students and parents/carers.

The websites below can help you keep yourself and others safe, as well as provide advice and support if things go wrong.

Childnet – help and advice for 11-18 year olds

Report Harmful Content – under 18s site

So You Got Naked Online – advice on issues resulting from sexting incidents

Think you know – 11-18s

That’s Not Cool – decreasing teen dating violence online

UK Safer Internet Centre – resources for 11-19s