Safeguarding is a core element of all aspects of College activity. The term ‘safeguarding’ refers to the broader planning and procedures that are necessary to protect all learners, staff and visitors and minimise risk from potential harm.

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The key aspects of safeguarding include, the protection of children and vulnerable adults and safe recruitment of staff.

Calderdale College recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults receiving education and training at the College. It is the policy of the College to ensure that:

  • A safe learning environment is provided for all
  • Children and vulnerable adults who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm are identified
  • Appropriate action is taken to ensure that such children and vulnerable adults are kept safe

The College has detailed procedures to provide a clear direction to staff and application of these procedures is mandatory.

To view our Safeguarding Policy click here.

To view our Safeguarding Disclosure form click here.

If you would like to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team you can contact a member of the designated team.

Paul Hutchison (Safeguarding Coordinator) Call 01422 357 357 ext 9819, 07776 252381 or email:

Alternatively email: or contact the IAG team on 01422 399367 or come to the Unit located in the One Centre on A Floor.

See FAQs for more information.