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Adult Education & Community Learning takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and strives to ensure that all people using our buildings and services are kept safe from all forms of harm.
We are committed to providing the best and safest environment possible to ensure learners can succeed and staff can feel secure. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to:

  • Respect each other’s right to feel safe
  • Treat each other fairly and with respect
  • Not to threaten, hurt or abuse others in any way
Paul Burnett Safeguarding and Support Officer

If you have any concerns about your safety or the safety of other learners, you can access help and support by speaking with your tutor or by contacting the Safeguarding & Support Officer.

Paul Burnett

Safeguarding and Support Officer
01724 297467

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If you suspect an adult is being abused or neglected, or if you need help yourself, please contact the Adult Protection Team on 01724 297000.
You can also contact:
Police non emergency
Police emergency

If you don’t want to contact us yourself, you can also report your concerns to a social worker, nurse, your GP or any other professional and ask them to make a referral for you. They will listen to you and act swiftly to make sure your enquiry is dealt with in the correct way. Some people aren’t able to take care of themselves, and they may not be good at telling others that something is wrong.  This can leave them open to abuse.

Domestic abuse support: Do not suffer in silence
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse and violence help is available 24/7. Here is a list of local agencies you can call to get help. In an emergency always dial 999.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
North and North East Lincs support, The Blue Door
0800 197 47 87
The Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
116 123

If you are concerned that a child is being abused or they may be at risk of harm, you should contact and make a referral to North Lincolnshire’s Single Access Point Team on:
01724 296500 (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday)
08081 689667 (free phone)
01724 296555 (answerphone – out of office hours and at weekends)
101 – Police non emergency
999 – Police emergency