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.

PVC Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedure

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:

PVC Admissions Policy

PVC Allergies including Nut & Food

PVC Anti-Bullying Policy

PVC Child Friendly Privacy Notice for Learners

PVC Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

PVC Complaints Policy Statement and Procedure

PVC Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse

PVC Health and Safety Policy Statement

PVC ICT Student Acceptable Use (e-safety & social media) Policy Agreement

PVC Learner Behaviour Policy and Procedure

PVC Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation (PREVENT) Policy 

PVC Student Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

PVC 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

Laura Newing

laura newing

Safeguarding Lead

Daniel Whalley

Daniel Whalley

Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead

Useful Contact Numbers


Preston Vocational Centre

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead: Martin Grayston 07976 863842

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Dan Whalley 01772 880680

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Laura Newing 01772 880680

Trustee Designated Safeguarding Lead 07828 144774

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