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Safeguarding and Prevent

Lakes College is committed to the principles and practices of safeguarding and protection of children who are under the age of 18 years, all learners and vulnerable adults.

DSL Details

Irene Farragher is the Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Safeguarding and Prevent, please use one of the following methods:

  • Contact Irene by emailing
  • Speak to any of our team or call 01946 552714
  • Complete our Whisper form – click here



All staff at Lakes College embrace the collective responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all learners swiftly addressing and acting upon all cases of harassment, abuse, neglect and risk to personal safety of any young person or vulnerable adult.

The College adheres to and is fully committed to legislation, policy guidance and regulations as required by:

‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 

‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 

The Prevent Duty Guidance for Further Education Institutions in England and Wales

Child Sexual Exploitation – Definition and guide for practitioners

Lakes College is dedicated to working together with all external partner agencies and organisations to safeguard its community, which includes all learners, full or part-time, staff, volunteers and visitors.

The commitment to safeguard and protect children extends collectively to everyone in the college and all activities, adopting a fully inclusive, focused, safety conscious, preventative approach.

The College policies, procedures and processes provide a framework for designated staff members that have responsibility for safeguarding and child protection, and the Prevent Duty within the college to swiftly deal with any potential risk or harm to individuals.

The College actively promotes Fundamental British Values through our own values and The College Prevent Strategy (see below) creating an inclusive, safe culture for all.

Whisper Form

If you have any concerns about the college or a safeguarding issue to report anonymously, you can use our Whisper form.

Click here to complete our Whisper form

What is Safeguarding and Prevent?

Who to Speak to

If you are worried about something you can speak to: Tutors, Progress and Welfare Coaches, College counsellor, any member of staff you feel comfortable speaking to.

Alternatively there are a number of external charities who are available to speak to:

Childline (until 18 years old)


The Mix


NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000