Safeguarding

At Blackburn College everybody is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where students feel safe and receive effective pastoral and safeguarding care, guidance and support.

We share the belief that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and foster this culture across the College. The College has a dedicated safeguarding team that promotes awareness of safeguarding issues and is always available to provide support to students, families and staff.

We are proud of the high quality and proactive support that is available for all students at Blackburn College, personal develop tutorials and effective pastoral provision. The College strives to offer the very best education and training and recognises the importance of integrated safeguarding and support services as part of the student experience to enable students to achieve positive outcomes. 

In line with statutory safeguarding guidance, the College has a designated safeguarding team (detailed below). This group of colleagues work closely together to provide effective safeguarding and pastoral support interventions for all students at the College.

Meet the Safeguarding and Pastoral Team

If you need to contact a member of the Safeguarding and Pastoral Team please call 01254 292424 or email safeguarding@blackburn.ac.uk

Read our Safeguarding Students and Student Anti-bullying Policy 2016-17

 

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Andrew Pickles
Head of Safeguarding and Pastoral Support

Andrew has senior management responsibility for the safeguarding and pastoral service across the College. His role is to ensure that students are safeguarded and receive appropriate interventions and support. Andrew also has responsibility for personal develop, behavior and welfare which is integral to the College’s early help and approach to prevention and holistic safeguarding practice. Andrew is the College Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and is the Lead for Prevent.

 

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Francesca Keogh
Safeguarding Practitioner

Francesca is the College’s dedicated safeguarding practitioner and works across College to offer support and guidance to students in need of safeguarding and protection. Francesca also contributes towards the College’s early help and prevention offer and is a visible proactive practitioner around the College campus.

 

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Paul Heald
Personal Development & Tutorial Manager

Paul is linked to STEM, however the team operate across the entire College. Paul works closely with colleagues in the curriculum areas to support students with pastoral and safeguarding needs. 

 

undefinedBecky Miller 
Personal Development & Tutorial Manager 

Becky is linked to Sixth Form and Creative Arts,  however the team operate across the entire College. Becky works closely with colleagues in the curriculum areas to support students with pastoral and safeguarding needs. 

 

undefinedChristine Kindylides
Personal Development & Tutorial Manager

Christine is linked to Health, Wellbeing and Society, however the team operate across the entire College. Christine works closely with colleagues in the curriculum areas to support students with pastoral and safeguarding needs. 

 

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Ruth Talbot
Student Engagement and Pastoral Support Mentor

Ruth works very closely with Andrew and Francesca to support students from across the College and to provide support, guidance and interventions. 

 

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Emma Barnard
Student Engagement and Pastoral Support Mentor

Emma works very closely with Andrew and Francesca to support students from across the College and to provide support, guidance and interventions. 

 

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Jayne Horsfall
Student Engagement and Pastoral Support Mentor

Jayne works very closely with Andrew and Francesca to support students from across the College and to provide support, guidance and interventions. 

 

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Sajeda Mangera
Safeguarding and Pastoral Support Officer

Sajeda supports the whole safeguarding and pastoral team across the entire College