The College holds as one of its highest priorities the health, safety and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults involved in courses or activities which come under its responsibility and we ensure the maximum is done to provide a safe environment for them in the College.

The governing body is committed to ensuring that the College:

  • Provides a safe environment for children and young people to learn in
  • Identifies children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm
  • Takes appropriate action to see that such children and young people are kept safe, both at home and at the College and issues or allegations of potential abuse, which are disclosed, are reported appropriate
  • Raising awareness of issues relating to the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and the promotion of a safe environment for all members of the college community.
  • The safe recruitment of staff and volunteers
We are committed to ensuring Leeds College of Building is a safe place to study and we have policies and procedures in place to make that happen.

To maintain a safe working environment for the whole College community, all staff at the College will have received Safeguarding and Child Protection training.

Any person can contact the College's Designated Safeguarding Officers if they are worried or concerned about something that is happening to them or someone they know.

They will be able to provide them with the relevant support to address any issues of concern. If you attend Leeds College of Building as a student or staff member, you must take reasonable care of your safety and health and that of others, and listen to advice given by staff at the College, including security personnel.

If you are a student at the College or have applied to become a student, and you are worried about something that is happening to you or someone else, whatever the problem, we are here to listen to you. You can talk to the College’s Child Protection Officers about your worries and concerns.

Download: Safeguarding Policy 2023-24

Download: Safer Recruitment Policy 2023-24

Download: Safeguarding Concerns Policy and Procedure 2023-24

Get in touch

The College's Designated Safeguarding Officers are trained to talk to you about a safeguarding concern or enquiry.

Please contact them if you need to talk to them about anything.

Charlotte Duffy – Student Safeguarding Manager and Contact for care experienced students
Mobile number: 07872 693424

Erika Un – Safeguarding Officer
Mobile Number: 07923 441720
0113 2226000 Ext 6927

Helpful Organisations

As well as College there are other people and organisations who can help. Don’t feel alone. Talk to someone.

The Market Place  - for 11-25 year olds in Leeds, Tel: 0113 246 1659

Andy’s Man Club  - for men aged 18+, meet every Monday at 7pm at Leeds College of Building

Connect Helpline for everyone in Leeds, every night of the year, 6pm – 2am, free number: 0800 800 1212

Childline for children and young people under 19, free number, the number won’t show up on your phone bill: 0800 1111

Samaritans for everyone, free number, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 116 123

Mindmate for under 18 year olds

Mindwell for 18 - 25 year olds

Papyrus for people under 35, free number, Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm / Weekends 2pm to 10pm:  0800 068 41 41  /  07786 209697