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Keeping You Safe - Safeguarding, Pastoral and Welfare Team

All our staff are committed to keeping learners safe within and outside of college.

We have a team of Safeguarding Officers and Student Safety Officers dedicated to keeping you safe. You will see them in and around college.

If you are concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else please speak to us at the Hub.

The Hub is based in Henry West at Middleton campus and ground floor B Block at Rochdale campus. Email:

The Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 0161 655 6916

Senior Safeguarding Lead: 0161 655 6906

Senior Management Safeguarding Lead:

Safeguarding Governor: Cathy Berry

Our Safeguarding Officers:

Laura Hilley - t. 0161 655 6921

Katie Howarth - t. 0161 655 692

Zoe Keenan - t. 0161 655 6904

Sadia Khan - t. 01706 753804

Your Wellbeing -Pastoral and Welfare

We have a team of Pastoral and Welfare staff (PWO’s) who are here to support you with any problems or concerns that you may have. They will introduce themselves to you at the start of term and can be found in the Hub.

Mental Health

Your mental health and wellbeing is important to us. If this is a concern - you are not alone.

Visit the Hub for support from the Pastoral Welfare Officer’s, attend a counselling drop-in session or access one of our Mental Health First Aiders who are here to listen, offer you support and help you build resilience.


Whatever’s on your mind, counselling gives you a chance to talk things through in confidence, without being judged.

Our counselling service can be accessed through drop-in service (on alternative days) Monday to Friday from 12pm to 1pm in the Health and Wellbeing Room. Contact the Hub for more information.

Our expectations

We provide a safe and nurturing environment for our learners and we expect you to be:

  • Respectful
  • Responsible and mature
  • Keep yourself and others safe
  • Tolerant to others
  • Take ownership of your own learning and behaviour

We have a team of Student Safety Officers and Behaviour Support Officers who can support you and keep you safe whilst you are at college. Visit the Hub for more information.