At Suffolk New College safeguarding is really important and all our staff have a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our students.

We have a trained team of safeguarding professionals available between 08:30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 08:30am to 4:30pm on a Friday.

Student Safety and wellbeing is important to us and we can help.

The Safeguarding Team can be contacted on 01473 382738 or

If something happens outside our office hours the following services may be of help for employers or students, but please ensure the safeguarding team are informed as soon as possible.

  • Childline - 0800 1111
  • NSPCC - 0808 8005000
  • Samaritans - 116 123
  • SHELTER - 0808 800 4444 for homelessness (Mon to Fri 8am-8pm, Weekends 9am-5pm)
  • NHS 111 - 111 for urgent medical help or advice that is not life-threatening
  • Social Services - 0808 800 4005
  • Police - 999 for emergencies or 101 for non-urgent issues
  • Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board -
  • Gangs / County Lines Information & Advice -


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