East Surrey College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to ensure that action is taken to support our learners.
The College ensures that procedures and policies are in place and all staff are aware of these procedures. Students, parents and carers are welcome to read the Policies on request.
Occasionally we may need to share information and work closely with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. We will ensure that any concerns are discussed confidentially with the student or their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would jeopardise the young person's welfare.
To ensure that appropriate support is in place during your time at college we can provide the following services:
- Financial support
- Food and transport
- Careers advice and guidance
- Pastoral care and counselling
As part of the application process we also provide support prior to you starting your college programme.
We understand that at times you may experience pressures in college or at home and our Safeguarding Officer can provide individual support through any aspect of your time at college and ensure you get the help you need.
For further information please contact Frances Harris, Vice Principal - Interventions, Projects, Student Support & DSL (College Group) by email FHarris@esc.ac.uk or call 01737 788417.
Note for Parents: The Parent Portal allows access to a secure website where you can view key information about a (full-time) student’s progress. This includes assessments, attendance, punctuality, targets set, subject reviews and general updates from lecturing staff. Letters are sent to the homes of all full-time students (shortly after the start of the course) detailing a step-by-step guide of how to use the new Parent Portal and a unique username and password.