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GC Safeguarding:
Support for safety and wellbeing

The safety and wellbeing of our learners at Gloucestershire College is critically important. We are here to support you, but during times when the College is closed it is essential that you know where help and support can be found.

Our Safeguarding team have shared some useful information, advice and services below that can assist in keeping you safe.

Background photo: Our beautiful Cinderford campus in The Forest of Dean

Meet the Safeguarding team 

If you need support or advice, please get in touch by emailing: safeguarding@gloscol.ac.uk

Please be aware that the Safeguarding inbox is only monitored Monday to Friday between 8:30-17:00 during term time. During this time responses are usually within the same working day, however outside of these times the team are not available to respond.

Looking for help and support?

Please see our comprehensive A-Z list of local and national support services, their contact details and how they might be able to support you in times of crisis.

If you are concerned for your immediate safety or in the case of an emergency, you should call the police directly using 999.

 

 

Gangs and Knife Crime

Following the tragic death of Ramarni Crosby, we have included some helpful links below with information, advice and support around knife crime in young people.

Please take the time to look at the information below and seek out the support available if you are worried or concerned about knife crime.

Childline - Knife Crime 

#Knifefree

There also some links below that can offer information, advice and support around gangs, gang culture and exploitation in young people.

Childline - Gangs

NSPCC - Gangs and Criminal Exploitation

If you or someone you know is in serious or immediate danger, you should dial 999 for urgent help.

Look after your mental health

We have pulled together a range of resources and information below that can help and support you to understand how you can look after your own mental health and wellbeing.

Managing Anxiety

Self-harm coping strategies 

Stress coping strategies

What is self-care? 

Self-care checklist 

Self-care calendar 

Positive thinking activity

Wellbeing: Little book of coping strategies 

Wellbeing diary

Domestic Abuse

"At home shouldn't mean at risk."

The household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

Advice from GC's Safeguarding team:

Resouces from Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS):

Advice from the Government:

 

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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