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
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 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
Key Information Sites
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).
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.
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.