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Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Stephenson College takes the health, safety and wellbeing of all our students seriously. All College staff are trained to ensure the wellbeing of students and to make sure that the college is a safe and welcoming place to learn. 

We provide information advice and guidance on personal health and safety through tutorials and promotional campaigns. We also have excellent links with local agencies that deal with matters such as personal relationships, safety and substance misuse.

Keeping safe

Keeping safe and being made aware of the issues that affect young people today is a high priority at the College and we do all we can to promote this to you. The College organises a number of events throughout the year that promote fitness, health, sexual awareness and a special 'Impact Roadshow' that brings together the emergency services demonstrating the consequences of dangerous driving.

The College follows the 'Safer Recruiters Process' when recruiting new staff and has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy. Anyone who would like to see a copy of this policy should contact the Student Services Manager or access it through the College website.

Counselling sessions

The college has an experienced and approachable student counsellor who is able to talk over any concerns you may have in total confidence, whether they are course-related or personal. You can easily make an appointment, either through your course tutor or through reception.

Other support

You can also visit the Counselling DirectoryLink to external website (opens new browser window) website.

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help.


If you are eligible and aged 20+ there is support available towards childcare costs. For more information on financial support contact Student Services (Extension 219) for confidential and sympathetic advice and guidance. If you are under 20 years old you can also apply for help by visiting followed by searching 'Care to Learn'. 

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