Safeguarding and Policies

safeguarding students

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.


At PVC we are committed to providing a safe, secure, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of individuals, that is free from discrimination or bullying where everyone is able to learn and develop happily. We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of young people and adults. Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the centre and shared with the learner’s school where relevant.

Safeguarding Policy 

Parents and carers send their young people to us with the expectation that our centre provides a safe and secure environment in which they can flourish. We must ensure that this expectation becomes reality. To achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:

(PREVENT) Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy

Admissions Policy

Allergies including Nut & Food

Anti-bullying Policy

Child Friendly Privacy Notice

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)


Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Health and Safety Policy

ICT Student Acceptable Use Policy

Learner Discipline

PVC - Student Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

Safer Recruitment-and-Selection-Procedure


Our Board of Trustees keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Centre Manager provides bi-monthly updates on safeguarding as part of the report to Board. The Board of Trustees appoints a named Board Member to oversee safeguarding at PVC.

Our Safeguarding Team

Sian Elcomb

Sian Elcomb

Board of Trustees
Safeguarding Lead

Martin Grayston

Martin Grayston

Senior Designated
Safeguarding Lead

Brian Hall

Brian Hall

Safeguarding Lead

Daniel Whalley

Daniel Whalley

Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead

Useful Contact Numbers


Preston Vocational Centre

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead: Martin Grayston 07976863842

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Brian Hall 01772 880680

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Dan Whalley 01772 880680

Trustee Designated Safeguarding Lead 07828144774

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Lancashire Safeguarding Children’s Board 01772 536954

Whistleblowing advice line: For anyone concerned about how workplace child protection issues are being handled: 0800 028 0285 – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday

Childline 0800 1111