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 learn, shop, bank, play and much more. Below are resources that can teach you how to stay safe.

The Safeguarding and Wellbeing team can offer support during office hours for anyone worried about the safety of themselves or others. View our Safeguarding Page for details of how to get in touch.

For further information on the topics below, please click on the drop-downs.

For all emergency situations please call 999.

Newsletters and Key Documents

Avoid Corona 19 Scams: What you need to know

1 million copies of Safe to Net app available for free

Online safety activities you can do from home  

Think U Know #onlinesafetyathome – parents packs of activities for 14+ during Covid

UKSIC monthly newsletters  

Key Information Sites

BT Tech Tips have support to help people keep in touch with family and friends, access vital public services and stay safe online, as well as free business-focused courses. 

Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

National Cyber Security Council offers cyber security advice to protect you and your family, and the technology you rely on.

Get Safe Online provides advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

NSPCC can help you set up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, they can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

Think U Know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.


Action Fraud allow you to report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know, you can contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command. 

Childline offers online and phone support for anyone under 19 years of age.

Counter Terrorism Policing allow you to report suspicious activity and behaviour.

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – You can anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse images/videos and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

Professionals Online Safety Helpline offer support to teachers and others who work with children and young people, for support with their safety and the safety of the those they support.

Report the following content: Online Abuse; Bullying or Harassment; Threats;  Impersonation; Unwanted Sexual Advances (Not Image Based); Violent Content; Self-Harm or Suicide Content; Pornographic Content (outside of porn sites). Includes specialist area for reporting by under 18’s.

Revenge Porn Hotline offers support for adult victims of intimate image abuse in the UK.

Samaritans offer support for all by phone and email.

Stories and warnings often circulate online about online scares or suicide challenges which are alleged to have encouraged children to engage in harmful activities. Most have been found to be hoaxes, fake news or wildly exaggerated stories. Seeing or hearing about this content can be distressing for both children and parents. This article advises on what you can do if you are effected.