Alton College recognises the moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people. The College makes everyeffort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both young people and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.

Alton College maintains an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned. On this page you will see a series of links, including to the College’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and to the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education, the framework within which the College operates.

The purpose of the policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep young people safe and secure in the College and to inform parents and guardians how the College will safeguard their young people whilst they are in the College’s care.

Safeguarding determines the actions that the College takes to keep young people safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their College life.

The Alton College Safeguarding Team has overall responsibility for Safeguarding at the College. This team is made up of:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Jon Myers (Head of Campus)
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Darren Della Maestra (Head of Student Services), Vanessa Edworthy (Student Wellbeing Manager), Mary Menzies, Student Adviser and Ceirion Port, Teacher of Foundation Learning 

For safeguarding purposes the team should be contacted at: