Safeguarding our students is our number one priority at Great Oaks College. We understand that Safeguarding is everyones’ responsibility.

Great Oaks College has robust safer recruitment processes and Safeguarding measures in place to ensure that our students access their education in a safe and positive learning environment.

We work using collaborative approach with a range to multi-professional agencies to protect our young adults from harm. We have created a curriculum to teach our students to understand how they should be treated, how to treat others and what to do if they believe they are (or are at risk of) being harmed.

The Care Act 2014 states 

‘Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and the experience of abuse and neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adults wellbeing is promoted including where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action’


The Care Act 2014 places procedures for safeguarding adults on a statutory footing and defines what an adult at risk is. It emphasises the need for multi-agency working with a focus on outcomes for the adult at risk. The Act also highlights the importance of everyone’s responsibility to protect adults at risk of abuse.

Safeguarding team

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Rich Murr

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

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Nickyie Thomas

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

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Laura Davies

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

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Ruth Price

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

As a member of staff, if you have a safeguarding concern (in which a student is not in immediate or at risk of serious danger) please report your concern here

Report issue

Other sources of  information about adult safeguarding:

If you do not work at Great Oaks College but would like to report a safeguarding concern, please complete the form below: