Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility


We all have the right to be, and feel safe, from all forms of abuse. Your safety and wellbeing are important to us

Thurrock Adult Community College has a moral and statutory duty to ensure that it promotes safeguarding and the welfare of its learners, staff, volunteers and visitors. This includes the need to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism.

If you are suffering from bullying, violence or abuse of any kind or have concerns about someone, don’t keep quiet. If you see a person in distress or they tell you something that means they may be at risk, always report it. Don’t try to resolve it and never promise confidentiality – tell them you will have to pass it on.

To support this aim, we have a team of designated Safeguarding Officers. If you see anything that concerns you, report it and ask to speak to one of our Safeguarding Officers as a matter of urgency.

Jaki Bradley
College Principal
Designated
Safeguarding Lead

Sally Eldridge
Learning Support Manager
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Janice Hardy
Preschool Manager
Designated Safeguarding Lead (Preschool)

Lyn James
Business Support Manager
Safeguarding Officer

Matthew Uphill
Learner Services Manager
Safeguarding Officer

Some of the types of harm we are protecting people from include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Honour-based abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Bullying, harassment or discrimination
  • Cyber bullying
  • Radicalisation

We will always treat any information you share with us as confidential. However, if you tell us that you, or someone else, is being abuse or is in danger, we have a duty of care to report and must take appropriate action.

Report to the TACC Team:
Call 01375 372476 or
Freephone 0800 783 7733