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Safeguarding

Wiltshire College & University Centre is committed to the wellbeing of its students

and is aware there may be times when they need support and assistance with their studies or personal issues. The College provides a number of support services including a dedicated safeguarding team, wellbeing advisors, counselling service, and equality and diversity. For further information on any of these services please email: safe@​wiltshire.​ac.​uk.

If you have any concerns about yourself, your friends or other students in terms of safeguarding, radicalisation or exploitation report this to a member of staff or directly to the safeguarding team.

The safeguarding team are available term times only.

Safeguarding Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Senior Safeguarding Lead (Higher Education and Apprenticeships)

  • Helen Dodds
  • 07795 247599
  • Helen.Dodds@wiltshire.ac.uk

Trowbridge

  • Amie Billett
  • 07342 049688
  • Amie.Billett@wiltshire.ac.uk

Chippenham

  • Daisy Griffiths
  • 07824 753630
  • Daisy.Griffiths@wiltshire.ac.uk

Lackham

Salisbury

  • Louis De'Ath
  • 07799 201530
  • louis.death@wiltshire.ac.uk

Or contact safe@wiltshire.ac.uk.

Out of Hours Support

The working hours for the safeguarding team is term time only, Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 5pm and Friday: 8:30 – 4:30pm.

If you need support outside of these hours, including weekends, these websites can help.

    For safeguarding concerns, please report directly to 0300456100 (Wiltshire) or 0179343669 (Swindon).

    If you believe someone is at immediate risk of harm dial 999.

    Health Assured

    Health Assured are one of the leading wellbeing providers in the UK and can be contacted while the College’s own support services are closed.

    If you’re feeling down, stressed about finances, or are worried and simply need a chat, Health Assured counsellors are here to support you with any problem you might be facing.

    Call 0800 0283766 or download the My Healthy Advantage app (contact us on safe@wiltshire.ac.uk to use our unique code).

    Wellbeing Advisors at the College

    Our team of Wellbeing Advisors are here to support any College student with any worries or problems, however large or small. They can support, guide, and help students to make the most of their time here at Wiltshire College & University Centre.

    They never judge, are friendly and approachable and if they can’t help they will help to find the appropriate person.

    Simply drop them an email to arrange an appointment:

    Trowbridge

    Salisbury

    Chippenham

    Lackham

    Useful Links

    Mental Health

    Domestic Abuse/Violence (Includes information for males, LGBTQ+, and those at risk of forced marriage/honour based abuse)

    Child Sexual Exploitation/Child Criminal Exploitation

    • Barnardo's
    • NSPCC – 08088005000
    • PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation) – 01132405226

    Substance/Alcohol Misuse

    Sexual Health & Safety

    College Counselling Service

    Wiltshire College & University Centre Counselling Service: Confidential and Professional Support (Term Time Only)

    We offer free online counselling for all students in Salisbury, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Lackham.

    Email: Clare.​Hubbard@​wiltshire.​ac.​uk

    Operation Encompass
    Support for Parents/Guardians

    Are you worried about your child? We recommend these websites for advice and support.

    Parent Zone

    Provides in-person training, individual family support, physical and virtual resources, live events, podcasts and much more.

    NSPCC

    It can be hard to know what to do when you are worried about your child. The NSPCC have got information and advice on different types of child abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe. Family Lives: https://www.familylives.org.uk...

    Family Lives

    Provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families. If you need to talk, we’re here to listen.

    Educate Against Hate

    Parents can find answers to common questions and resources to help protect your child below, including advice around extremism.

    CEOP

    Support around online behaviour.

    This May Help

    This May Help supports parents and guardians if they are concerned about their child’s mental health and wellbeing.

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